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    About Appendix

    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 inflammation of the organ. In the beginning, the pain occurs around the navel and right side of the abdomen. As the inflammation gets worse, the pain increases. The appendix can also burst if it is not removed on time.

    Although anyone can develop appendicitis at any age, most often, it occurs in people between the ages of 10 and 30. You can contact Pristyn Care to undergo a laparoscopic appendectomy in Chennai at the hands of expert doctors.

    Overview

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    Appendicitis in Different Languages
    • Appendicitis in Hindi - अपेन्डिक्स का संक्रमण/ अपेंडिक्स में सूजन
    • Appendicitis in Tamil - குடல் அழற்சி
    • Appendicitis in Telugu - అపెండిసైటిస్
    • Appendicitis in Bengali - অ্যাপেন্ডিসাইটিস
    Stages of Appendicitis
    • Early
    • Suppurative
    • Gangrenous
    • Perforated
    • Phlegmonous
    • Spontaneous resolving
    • Recurrent
    • Chronic
    Common Side Effects of Appendix Operation
    • Bleeding
    • Wound infection
    • Swelling in the surgical site
    • Injury to nearby tissues or organs
    • Numbness due to anesthesia
    Why minimally invasive appendix surgery?
    • Painless
    • 45 minutes procedure
    • Permanent cure
    • No recurrence of appendicitis
    • USFDA approved
    • High success rate
    • Less risk of infection
    Hassle-free insurance approval
    • All insurances covered
    • Cashless insurance facility
    • No cost EMI
    Why Pristyn Care?
    • Free appointment with expert doctors
    • Free cab pick-up & drop services
    • COVID free hospital, doctors and staff
    • Most advanced treatment at lowest cost
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    Treatment

    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 an ultrasound, x-ray, or 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 no presence of urine infection or kidney stones 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 for 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

    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 the 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 choose Pristyn Care Appendectomy ?

    Best Appendicitis Clinics

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    Advanced Appendectomy

    At Pristyn Care, we leverage advanced laparoscopic and traditional techniques to remove the appendix entirely. The treatment is minimally invasive and the damage to other organs and structures is negligible, along with high success rates.

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    Expert Laparoscopic Surgeons

    Our expert doctors have 10+ years of experience in performing appendectomy or appendix removal surgery safely. The doctor compiles a personalized treatment plan for each patient.

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    Smooth Recovery & Post-op Care

    Pristyn Care team and doctors will stay in touch with you to provide ample support and proper care after surgery. We provide free follow-up consultations to all the patients to ensure they have a smooth recovery.

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    Insurance Approval & No-Cost EMI

    We accept all health insurance to cover the appendix removal surgery cost. No-Cost EMI service is also available for all patients to divide the entire treatment cost into easy installments.

    FAQs on Appendix Removal Surgery in Chennai

    What is appendicitis operation cost in Chennai?

    The cost of appendix removal surgery in Chennai at Pristyn Care is not definite throughout the city and may differ from one person to another based on factors like the severity of appendicitis, the consultation fee of the doctor, the hospital expenses, and other miscellaneous prices.

    What is the success rate of laparoscopic appendicitis treatment at Pristyn Care, Chennai?

    If the surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon, the success rate of appendix removal surgery at Pristyn Care can be as high as 95 percent. However, it is to be kept in mind that the success of the appendix surgery also depends on whether the patient follows the recovery tips and post-surgery advice by the doctor or not.

    Are Pristyn Care hospitals safe for appendicitis treatment during the covid-19 pandemic?

    Yes, all the hospitals associated with Pristyn Care have steeped up the covid protection measures to ensure the medical staff and the patients are safe and do not contaminate the virus. Thermal screening, sanitization of medical infrastructure, and social distancing are mandatory protocols placed in all the hospitals.

    Is appendicitis always a medical emergency?

    Yes, appendicitis is most often a medical emergency. If the appendix shows symptoms, you may always require surgery. Undergoing an appendectomy as early as possible reduces your chances of having a ruptured appendix.

    Can I die if my appendix bursts?

    If the appendix gets ruptured and no treatment is provided, it can be fatal. If an appendix bursts, the bacteria attack the abdominal walls leading to a condition called peritonitis. Appendix burst can also cause sepsis, organ failure, and tissue death.

    What are the emergency signs of appendicitis?

    Here are some signs that mean that you need emergency treatment for appendicitis:

    • Severe and consistent abdominal pain,
    • Indigestion,
    • Nausea and vomiting,
    • Loss of appetite,
    • High fever,
    • Constipation or diarrhoea,
    • Inability to pass gas

    Most of these symptoms are associated with a ruptured appendix. Therefore, you will need emergency treatment.

    Is appendicitis curable?

    Yes. Surgery is the permanent cure for appendicitis as it removes the organ completely, thereby eliminating the pain and other symptoms.

    When to see a doctor for appendicitis?

    You should see a doctor for appendicitis if you have severe abdominal pain. Also, make sure that you hurry up and get properly diagnosed to prevent complications.

    Is appendix operation cost in Chennai covered by insurance?

    Yes. Appendix surgery cost in Chennai is covered under insurance plans of most insurance providers. It is a life-threatening condition that is necessary to treat. Therefore, you can easily get a claim for appendicitis treatment and get best-in-class services at the top hospitals in Chennai.

    Does Pristyn Care have its own hospital in Chennai for appendix surgery?

    No. Pristyn Care doesn’t have its own hospital in Chennai for appendix treatment. We are partnered with the best hospitals and clinics that have state-of-the-art facilities and top-grade amenities to take care of all patient needs.

    Does appendix surgery hurt?

    No. Appendix surgery itself doesn’t hurt at all. This is because the patient is given anesthesia during the procedure. Once the anesthesia takes effect, the patient doesn’t feel any kind of pain or discomfort. However, you may experience pain or numbness after the anesthesia wears off, for which, the doctor will prescribe you pain medications.

    Do I need to stay in the hospital after appendix operation?

    No. Appendix surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis and the patient gets discharged on the same day. However, you may have to stay in the hospital (if required) so that the doctor can ensure that there are no post-surgery complications and your body has started healing.

    Can exercise provide relief from appendicitis pain?

    No. Exercise doesn’t provide relief from the pain caused by appendicitis. Moreover, if you try to exercise or even walk around, it can aggravate the pain and make it worse. Therefore, it will be better if you avoid moving at all.

    Is appendicitis dangerous?

    Appendicitis is a condition that can be fatal if not treated on time. The inflammation that occurs in the appendix can progress to rupture, peritonitis, sepsis, and ultimately death. So, yes, it is a dangerous condition that should be treated immediately.

    Is apple cider vinegar good for appendicitis?

    Apple cider vinegar is an ingredient that has anti-inflammatory properties and other health benefits as well. It can help to reduce the inflammation in the appendix and pain as well. So, it is considered good for appendicitis.

    How long does it take to recover after appendicitis surgery?

    The complete recovery time after appendectomy is around 3-4 weeks. There are several factors too that will impact the recovery time. It includes your overall health, complications from appendicitis, and the specific type of treatment you receive. You will be able to recover more quickly if your overall health is good, there are no complications, and laparoscopic technique is being used for appendix surgery.

    Are there any home remedies for chronic appendicitis?

    Here are some home remedies that you can try for chronic appendicitis:Drink enough water and other fluids,Have ginseng team twice daily to manage the pain and inflammation,Eat one tablespoon of soaked green grams three times a day.,Consume honey and lemon juice to treat indigestion.,Mix mint essence in water and drink it once every 3-4 hours to relieve the pain.,Buttermilk is also effective in preventing bacterial growth in the appendix. Try drinking one liter of buttermilk if possible to inhibit bacteria.You should know that there is no evidence that these home remedies will work. Therefore, it will be better if you use them after consulting with a specialist.

    Will there be any consequences of appendix removal?

    No. Generally, there are no negative health consequences of removing the appendix surgically. Scientists believe that the appendix is a vestigial organ that has no significant function in the body. Therefore, its removal doesn’t affect the overall health of the individual.

    What is the laparoscopic appendectomy success rate?

    The success rate of laparoscopic appendectomy is more than 95%. This is so because it is a minimally invasive technique that is performed by specially trained surgeons. They ensure that the procedure is carried out safely and precisely.

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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.

    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.

    What is the difference between acute and chronic appendicitis?

    Most people confuse chronic and acute appendicitis with each other. Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes infected or inflamed and starts causing abdominal pain. But in acute and chronic cases, the frequency and severity of the pain are quite different.

    Acute Appendicitis

    Appendicitis is said to be acute when a person develops severe symptoms suddenly within 24-48 hours. It is a medical emergency that should be treated without further ado. It occurs due to the following reasons-

    • A viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection in the digestive tract
    • Stools causing a blockage in the tube between the large intestine and appendix
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Injury or trauma in the abdomen
    • Tumors

    Without treatment, the appendix can rupture or burst out within 2-3 days if the symptoms persist. Moreover, the abdominal pain will be intense and hard to ignore.

    Chronic Appendicitis

    Chronic appendicitis can occur due to many different reasons, such as:

    • Inflammation and obstruction of the appendix
    • Accumulation of fecal matter
    • Calcified fecal deposits or appendix stones
    • Trauma to the abdomen
    • Enlarged lymph nodes and glands
    • Build up of foreign objects
    • Tumor

    In chronic cases, the pain (this is the primary symptom) of appendicitis lasts for longer periods, most often a week or so. There can be other symptoms like fever, swelling, tenderness in the abdomen, tiredness, nausea, diarrhea, etc. present alongside. However, not all people with chronic appendicitis will have these symptoms.

    The symptoms also subside on their own and return abruptly, which further makes it harder for the doctor to diagnose the condition accurately. Out of all the cases of appendicitis, only 1.5% are chronic.

    What complications can arise if appendicitis is left untreated?

    Appendicitis can become life-threatening if it is not treated on time. There is a very high possibility that acute appendicitis causes the appendix to rupture, due to which the fecal matter and bacteria spill into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to the following complications:

    • Peritonitis– As the appendix bursts, the lining of the abdominal cavity or peritoneum can become infected and inflamed. This is called peritonitis which is a fatal condition. If this happens, you will have a fast heartbeat, high fever, shortness of breath, and severe abdominal pain consistently. The doctor will first have to treat the infection with the help of antibiotics. Once the infection is resolved, only then can the doctor proceed with appendix surgery.
    • Abscesses– Sometimes, abscesses may also form around the burst appendix. It usually forms when the white blood cells in the body try to fight the infection. To treat appendicitis, the doctor will first treat the infection and drain the abscess to perform an appendectomy.
    • Sepsis– In rare cases, the bacteria from the ruptured appendix may enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body, causing sepsis. It will cause symptoms such as high or low temperature, confusion, severe sleepiness, and shortness of breath. It is one of the main reasons for death in appendicitis patients.

    If these complications arise, it can make it difficult for the doctor to treat appendicitis right away.

    How is laparoscopic appendectomy better than open appendectomy?

    Open appendectomy is the traditional approach that is performed through an incision of about 5cm or 2 inches on the right side of the lower abdominal wall. Laparoscopic appendectomy is a modern procedure that is performed through multiple small-sized incisions, each of about 1 cm or 1/2 inch.

    While open appendix surgery is highly invasive, laparoscopic appendix surgery is minimally invasive and has the following advantages over the traditional approach.

    • Tiny scars with less tissue cutting
    • Reduced post-surgical pain
    • Reduced risk of wound infection
    • Shorter hospital stay
    • Quicker return to normal activities
    • Higher success rate
    • Minimal restrictions on diet
    • Faster recovery

    Open and laparoscopic appendectomy has several risks and complications. But it is up to the surgeon to choose the best technique for the patient. In most cases, a patient prefers to undergo laparoscopic appendix removal surgery. However, in some cases, especially when the appendix is infected, the doctor may have to use the open surgical technique to carry out the procedure safely.

    Post-Surgery Care After Appendectomy

    Whether you’ve had open appendicitis surgery or laparoscopic surgery, you will have to follow the doctor’s instructions to take care of the wound and overall health. You will have to follow the tips below:

    • Take a bland diet in the next few days after having an appendectomy. Advance gradually and start eating usual food only if your body allows it.
    • You may experience constipation for a few days after surgery due to heavy pain medications. Most patients don’t have bowel movements up to 3 days after surgery. Therefore, the doctor may prescribe stool softeners or laxatives to help prevent constipation.
    • Pain is natural after a surgical procedure. Therefore, the doctor will prescribe some pain medications as well as anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medicines.
    • Usually, dissolvable sutures are used to close the wound. However, in some cases, stitches may be used. In both scenarios, keep the wound clean and dry. Make sure that you don’t soak in hot tubs or swim as it can cause irritation or infection in the wound.
    • You can take a bath the day after the surgery, but don’t let the incisions get wet.
    • Avoid driving until the doctor gives you permission.
    • Limit your physical activities and make sure that you don’t lift heavy weights for at least two weeks after surgery.
    • Wear loose and comfortable clothes that give you freedom of movement and don’t rub against the wound.
    • Visit the doctor for post-surgery follow-ups whenever required or as suggested by the doctor.

    How to prevent appendicitis?

    Generally, there is no assured way to prevent appendicitis from occurring except for diet control. By choosing the right food and a balanced diet, you will be able to keep your digestive tract healthy and prevent the appendix from becoming inflamed.

    Foods You Should Eat:

    All foods that are rich in fiber help to prevent appendicitis. These foods include:

    • Oats or wheat gram for breakfast
    • Whole wheat flour
    • Brown rice
    • Fresh fruits

    Foods You Should Avoid:

    Here are the food items that can increase your risk of appendicitis:

    • Fried foods that are fatty and irritate the digestive system.
    • Alcohol as it harms the liver and affects digestion.
    • Processed foods, such as meat or frozen food items.
    • Baked goods, including cakes, pastries, cookies, etc.
    • Excess of sugar
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