There is a shortage of surgeons for people undergoing appendectomies, the surgery that removes and replaces the appendix, as it is the most commonly performed operation for patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases.
This makes the procedure expensive, time-consuming and potentially life-threatening, and in the US, it is one of the most costly and time-intensive operations for the elderly and those who have cancer.
In the UK, the NHS has announced it is increasing the number of people receiving the procedure from one to three a year.
The surgery is also very risky, with the likelihood of a patient dying in hospital and potentially losing their appendix altogether.
The NHS is currently offering the procedure to people in the age group of 75, 90 and 120 years old.
The charity Save the Aids is campaigning to raise awareness about the risks of the surgery.
It’s hoping to raise £300,000 to pay for a team of experts to carry out a study to look at the risks associated with the operation and determine if there is a cost savings to the NHS.
Dr Helen Bailenson, a consultant in internal medicine at University College London, said she believed the NHS should offer the surgery as a one-off surgery for people who are already in good health, but that it could be done in a more cost-effective way.
“The cost is not a problem for the NHS because they have a number of other things that are important to them,” she told the BBC.
“It’s just that it’s the one-offs that are really the cost of doing it.”
Dr Bailensen added that the NHS needed to “do more to promote people to get the appendectomy”.
“There is a great need for people to have this operation as it would be a wonderful treatment for many people who have a terminal disease and who may need to get rid of their appendix,” she said.
Dr Baskin said that although it would make the NHS’s job easier, it would also have a serious impact on people’s health.
“If you have a condition that causes you to lose your appendix, the chance of getting an appendectomy is one in five million,” she added.
She said the NHS was working to raise money for an online campaign to help people make the decision. “
There are other procedures that people could be getting done that would be safer and less invasive, but we need to make sure that we do everything we can to support people who need to have the surgery.”
She said the NHS was working to raise money for an online campaign to help people make the decision.
“We want to encourage people to support the campaign to get more people in touch,” she explained.
“Our goal is to raise enough money so that we can do the study.”