Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed or infected, resulting in severe abdominal pain. Left untreated, it is possible for the appendix to rupture, leading to severe systemic infection. Surgery, followed by antibiotics, is the most common treatment.

    Our providers


    Lauri Lopp, MD

    Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702

    Troy Spilde, MD

    Pediatric General Surgeon General Surgery
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough tech

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.