Types of Surgery That Are More Common When You’re Younger

It’s likely that, at some point in their life, everyone will undergo some sort of surgical procedure. Whether the operation is a major or minor procedure, some procedures are more commonly undergone at a younger age. Continue reading to learn more about these types of surgical procedures. 


The first common type of surgery for young people is an appendectomy. This is a surgery in which an individual’s appendix is removed to prevent any further issues with the organ. Your appendix is a small organ attached to your large intestine that can become infected and allow you to develop a condition called appendicitis. Symptoms of appendicitis are intense pain in the lower right side of the abdomen, nausea and vomiting, and a loss of appetite. If this occurs, it’s important that you have an appendectomy as soon as possible to avoid your appendix bursting and causing greater infection throughout your body.

Oral Surgery

The second common surgery that young people receive is oral surgery. This is a broad type of surgery that can encompass many different procedures relating to your oral health. Many people need to undergo some kind of oral surgery to fix their jaw or teeth alignment. An improper bite can be treated with surgery after your jaw is done growing. Another common oral surgery is a tonsillectomy, in which an individual’s tonsils are removed due to inflammation or infection. If you need oral surgery, receiving this type of surgery helps your teeth and gums remain healthy, and allows you to have better overall health.


The final common procedure that young people receive is a cholecystectomy, or the removal of the gallbladder. Your gallbladder is another small organ in your body that can be dangerous if it becomes infected. If you get a virus or have another health issue, your gallbladder could form a stone, become inflamed, or even become cancerous. Any of these issues can cause more serious health issues if not immediately rectified. Sometimes, a minor surgery can be completed in which only part of the gallbladder is removed. However, if the problem is serious enough, removing the entire gallbladder helps prevent the issue from spreading.

No one’s body remains in perfect health for their entire life. Unfortunately, there are many instances in which an individual needs to undergo a surgical procedure to maintain their health. These are a few of the most common procedures that young people have done.

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