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What is Appendicitis?

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 Delhi at the hands of expert doctors.

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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
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Treatment

Diagnosis

You may not think about appendicitis immediately as the symptoms like constipation or diarrhea, and vomiting can be caused by a number of reasons. Even heartburn may be one of the symptoms. If the medication for heartburn or gas does not help and you experience pain in the lower abdomen or lower back, it is time to seek medical help. Diagnosing appendicitis can be sensitive as the symptoms are similar to intestinal infection, Crohn’s disease, gallbladder problem, or urinary tract infection. Still, there is some clinical diagnosis that includes:

  • Urinary test
  • Blood test
  • Ultrasound
  • CT scan
  • Chest X-ray, in case of a child, to check pneumonia

Procedure

Sometimes antibiotics can treat infection in the appendix, but due to the busy schedule, patients usually prefer quick surgical treatment. Appendicitis is a medical emergency situation that must be treated within a few hours before it gets burst. There are two surgical approaches, open and laparoscopic appendectomies.

In an open appendectomy, the surgeon removes the appendix by making a large incision in the abdomen. The appendix is removed and the wound is cleaned and closed with stitches. This is the most preferred procedure for those who have already gone through abdominal surgery or those who have a perforated appendix.

In laparoscopic appendectomy, the surgeon makes 2-3 small incisions in the abdomen. During the procedure, the abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide so that the surgeon can clearly see inside. A thin tube-like instrument with a camera attached on top of it so that the surgeon gets a view inside the abdomen. Other surgical instruments are inserted through the rest of the incisions. The appendix is removed and the incisions are closed using surgical glue.

For adults and obese people, laparoscopic appendicitis surgery is the best treatment. There are several advantages of laparoscopic surgery over open surgery:

  • Small incisions and minimum scarring
  • Short surgery that takes 30-40 minutes
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Short hospital stay
  • Quick return to normal activities
  • Better cosmetic results
  • Fewer complications

In Our Doctor's Word

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Dr. Mohsin Khan

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery

12 Years Experience

"Most people don't even know about appendix until the appendicitis develops. However, once the pain begins, the condition is usually acute, the pain grows rapidly and turns severe within a day or two. This is why, once appendicitis is recorded, I always suggest immediate treatment. Any delay only severes the condition, risks rupture, infection and disturbed bodily functions. It is one of worst pains. Therefore, I strongly suggest, if you feel any abnormal or intense pain in the extreme right side of your lower pelvic, seek immediate medical help and do not delay treatment. If diagnosed early, it can be treated through laparoscopy and the recovery can be much faster and simple. "

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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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of doctor should I see for an appendix treatment?

If you have signs and symptoms indicative of an appendix, you can initially consult with a primary healthcare provider or a general physician. But you experience an increase in the pain near the belly button or if you start vomiting suddenly, it is best if you consult a laparoscopic surgeon who is an appendix specialist. You can consult some of the best appendix doctors at Pristyn Care.

Is there any Pristyn Care appendix treatment clinic in Delhi?

There are several Pristyn Care clinics in the city where one can get through consultation and effective surgical treatment for acute as well as chronic appendicitis treatment from experienced appendix specialists. You can contact the clinic’s medical assistance executive to know which clinic location would be most suitable for you.

How is appendix surgery done in the hospital?

All the appendicitis specialists working at Pristyn Care-associated hospitals prefer to treat an appendix, in both regular and emergency conditions, through laparoscopic surgery. In this procedure, the surgeon makes tiny incisions and inserts a laparoscope. Using the device, the surgeon removes the defective appendix and seals the incisions.

How long does it take to recover from appendectomy?

The recovery duration depends on the type of surgical procedure you have undergone. For example, patients who have undergone laparoscopic appendectomy may resume routine in 1-2 weeks. And, on the other hand, open surgery may take 2-4 weeks to heal properly. However, for faster and smoother recovery duration follow all the given guidelines by your doctor.

What are the types of appendicitis?

There are basically two types of appendicitis.

  • Acute appendicitis – In acute appendicitis, the symptoms may suddenly appear and get worse in no time.
  • Chronic appendicitis – In chronic appendicitis, the symptoms prevail for a longer time, it may come and go in waves, and may last for months or years.
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 diarrhea
  • Inability to pass gas

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

Is it possible to treat appendicitis without surgery?

Yes. Chronic appendicitis can be treated with the help of antibiotic medicines, such as ampicillin, tramadol, diclofenac, ceftriaxone, etc. These medicines will treat the infection and reduce inflammation that will provide you temporary relief. However, there will still be chances of recurrence and advancement of chronic appendicitis into acute appendicitis.

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.

Which doctor to consult for appendicitis?

You can consult a family practitioner, primary care provider (PCP), internist, and pediatrician at first if you have symptoms of appendicitis. If the case is acute and you need surgery, a general surgeon would be the right person to consult. They will provide surgical as well as medical care for appendicitis treatment.

How can I find an appendix specialist in Delhi?

To find the best doctor in Delhi for appendix treatment, you should follow these tips:

  • Check the doctor’s certification
  • Make sure that the doctor has a valid license
  • Ask how many years of experience the doctor has
  • Find out how many appendectomies the doctor has performed
  • Analyze the doctor’s skills by interviewing previous patients
  • Look through the patient testimonials and reviews
  • See how the doctor communicates with you
Is appendix operation cost in Delhi covered by insurance?

Yes. Appendix surgery cost in Delhi 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.

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

No. Pristyn Care doesn’t have its own hospital in Delhi 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?

Yes. Hospital stay is generally required after appendix removal, irrespective of the technique used for the operation. You may have to stay in the hospital for 1-2 days 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.

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.

Benefits of Undergoing Advanced Appendicitis Surgery in Delhi

Laparoscopic surgery for appendix removal or laparoscopic appendectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient would be asleep while the surgery is performed. In laparoscopic surgery for appendix removal, a laparoscopic surgeon makes 2-3 small incisions near the belly button and inserts a port which creates an opening and fills the abdomen with gas. Since the abdomen is inflated with gas, the surgeon gets space to perform the surgery well. The surgeon then inserts a laparoscope that has a tiny camera attached to it inside the abdomen. The camera guides the surgeon to view inside the abdomen, which the surgeon can see on a monitor. The surgeon locates the appendix and removes it through one of the incisions.

The results of a laparoscopic appendectomy may vary from one person to another depending on several factors. But, in general, this procedure is considered to be the safest of all forms of surgical treatment for the removal of an appendix. Benefits of laparoscopic surgical removal of appendix include:

  • A shorter time in the hospital
  • Getting back to normal activity faster
  • Less pain after post-surgery
  • Nil to very few surgical scars
  • Get back to normal bowel movements sooner
  • Fewer chances of infection
  • A faster recovery duration

Book an appointment with the best appendicitis doctor in Delhi at Pristyn Care

There are three easy ways to book an appointment with the best doctor to get rid of painful symptoms of appendicitis:

  • Call the number mentioned on the page to speak to our medical coordinator directly to get complete assistance regarding appendicitis treatment.
  • Fill in the form given on the page “Book Your Appointment” with the required details. Our medical coordinator will call you at the earliest to provide you with all the necessary information about appendicitis treatment.
  • You can also book an online consultation with our best and highly experienced doctor in Delhi for appendicitis treatment by downloading Pristyn Care’s mobile application.

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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