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What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is a medical condition where the appendix becomes inflamed and swollen. The appendix is a small 3 and 1/2-inch-long pouch joined to the large intestine on the lower right side of your belly (abdomen). Appendicitis is the most common disease marked by abdominal pain that requires immediate surgical treatment. Most cases of appendicitis result due to stool or mucus accumulation. It also occurs when a foreign body gets trapped inside the appendix blocking the opening. Appendicitis is often marked by excruciating pain in the abdomen. When an appendix inflames, it has the potential of getting ruptured within 48-72 hours. An appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) is the only way to prevent and treat this condition. Although anyone can develop appendicitis at any age, most often it occurs in people between the ages of 10 and 30.

Treatment

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What are the treatment options for appendicitis?

Appendicitis is usually diagnosed by a physical examination. The doctor may press different areas in the abdomen to check for tenderness, rigidity, and swelling in the abdomen. If the physical test does not confirm anything, the doctor may ask you for a few imaging tests such as ultrasound, x-ray, or an MRI.The doctor may ask you to do a complete blood count (CBC) test to check for infections. This test is ideally done in a lab where the lab assistant shall collect your blood sample and send it for analysis. To make sure there is no presence of urine infection or kidney stones that might be contributing to the pain, the doctor may also ask you to do a urine culture test. Sometimes, an ectopic pregnancy can be mistaken as appendicitis. Just to confirm that the pain is not due to an ectopic pregnancy, the appendicitis doctor may ask a female to get a pregnancy test done.

Appendicitis Surgery Options in Chennai

The only way to treat appendicitis is surgery. The surgical procedure of appendix removal is known as appendectomy. Surgery is highly recommended at the earliest as appendix has the potential to burst about 48 to 72 hours after early symptoms. This can spread bacteria inside the body and be fatal. There are two surgical methods used based on severity. Our doctors at Pristyn Care recommend laparoscopic surgery.Laparoscopic surgery for appendix removal - In laparoscopic appendix surgery surgeon uses a small device called a laparoscope to remove the appendix through a small cut on the belly. The laparoscope has a tiny video camera and surgical tools. The tube, camera, and tools are put in through the incisions. The surgeon does the surgery while looking at a TV monitor and removes the appendix. It is minimally invasive, one can get back to normal routine in 2-3 days and minimum size scar and wounds.Open surgery for appendix removal - In an open appendix surgery, the surgeon makes one incision in the right side of the abdomen or in the midline to remove the appendix. This treatment is mostly done in case of an emergency or burst appendix. The surgeon could clean the abdomen and remove the appendix (Burst appendicitis) or drain the rest of the pus with the help of a tube through the abdominal wall and then remove the appendix (Appendicular abscess). After surgery strenuous activities may be avoided for up to 6 weeks.Since the appendix is still a mystery in the medical community, there are no guaranteed ways to prevent appendicitis.

Why Pristyn Care ?

Pristyn Care is COVID-19 safe

Pristyn Care is COVID-19 safe

Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

Assisted Surgery Experience

Assisted Surgery Experience

A dedicated Medical Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

Medical Expertise With Technology

Medical Expertise With Technology

Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

Post Surgery Care

Post Surgery Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

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Get Advanced Surgical Treatment For Appendicitis in Chennai

Pristyn Care offers state-of-the-art surgical procedures for a wide range of medical problems. For appendicitis, both acute and chronic, we offer advanced laparoscopic surgery. The modern laparoscopy-assisted procedure of appendix removal is minimally invasive in nature. The surgery is completely safe as it is approved by USFDA. Thus, the patient experiences a speedy and smooth recovery. The laparoscopic appendix surgeries are performed by our highly experienced laparoscopic surgeons who have a remarkable track record of performing laparoscopic appendectomy with a high success rate. Contact us today and book your appointment with one of our specialist appendix doctors.

Best Hospitals Associated With Pristyn Care in Chennai For Appendicitis Treatment

We, Pristyn Care, believe in collaborating and integrating with top hospitals and clinics to achieve excellence in appendix removal or any other treatments. We are associated with the best hospitals in the city so that all our patients get the high-class treatment they deserve. We provide all facilities during and post-surgery for an appendix removal and other diseases. Our main motivation behind this association is to find the best specialists and provide a seamless surgical experience to every patient.

Why is Laparoscopic Appendix Removal Surgery Better Than Open Surgery?

The advancements of medical technology have allowed doctors to use more precise procedures for surgically eliminating the disease from its roots. With laparoscopy surgical treatment, the entire procedure for appendix removal has been made less complicated and minimally invasive.Advantages of choosing laparoscopic appendectomy over open surgery are:Due to relatively lesser incisions, the patient does not endure any major pain or discomfort at all during or after the surgery.The hospital stay is much shorter and the patient can return home the next day after the procedure.The risk of postoperative infections or complications is almost nil.Intraoperative bleeding involved is minimal.There are no major lifestyle restrictions for recovery from the surgery.The recovery is faster and the patient can resume normal activities within 4-6 days.The results of a laparoscopic appendectomy may vary from one person to another depending upon the patient's health condition and how diligently the patient follows the post-operative recovery measures. But, in general, this procedure is considered to be the safest that all other forms of surgical treatment for the removal of an appendix.

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