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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 Kochi at the hands of expert doctors.

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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?
    • Minimally-invasive Procedure
    • 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



    During the initial consultation, the doctor will examine your body and ask for the history of signs and symptoms to identify the cause of abdominal pain. For an accurate diagnosis, the following tests will be done:

    • Physical Exam- It is done to assess your pain. The doctor will gently apply pressure on the painful region. When the pressure is released, you may feel a surge in pain that will indicate that the adjacent peritoneum is inflamed.

    The doctor may also look for signs of rigidity or stiffening of the abdominal muscles in response to the pressure applied to the region above the appendix.

    • Blood Test– It is done to see if there are excessive amounts of white blood cells in the body that will indicate that an infection is present in the appendix.
    • Urine Test– The urinalysis is done to eliminate urinary tract infection or a kidney stone as the potential cause of abdominal pain.
    • Imaging Tests– Abdominal X-ray, ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is done to confirm appendicitis or find other causes of abdominal pain.


    Sometimes antibiotics can treat infectious appendix, but surgery is the most common treatment. Appendicitis is a medical emergency situation that must be treated between 36-72 hours before it gets burst. Therefore, there are two surgical approaches, open and laparoscopic appendectomies.

    • Open Appendix Removal Surgery– In an open appendectomy, the surgeon removes the organ through a large incision in the abdomen. The appendix is removed and the wound is 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.
    • Laparoscopic Appendix Removal Surgery- In laparoscopic appendectomy, a surgeon removes the appendix through one of the 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. After taking out the appendix, the small incisions are cleaned and closed using adhesive glue.

    Laparoscopic appendicitis surgery is the best treatment for adults and obese people. 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

    Why choose Pristyn Care Appendectomy ?

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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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is appendicitis surgery painful?

    No, appendicitis surgery is medically advanced procedure as it is done under local or general anesthesia. However, you can feel slight numbness around the site of the incision.

    Is it necessary to get my appendix removed if I have appendicitis?

    Yes, it is usually recommended to get your appendix removed. Surgeons often consider it safer to remove your appendix than risk bursting it, which can result in even greater complications.

    What is the cost of laparoscopic treatment for appendicitis at Pristyn Care in Kochi?

    The cost of appendix removal surgery in Kochi at Pristyn Care ranges from ₹45,000 to ₹50,000. However, the final cost of treatment varies throughout the city depending on the type of surgery, the complexity of the condition, the doctor’s consultation fee, the hospital expenses, and other miscellaneous prices.

    Will Pristyn Care cover my insurance for laparoscopic treatment in Kochi?

    Pristyn Care assists with insurance claims of confirming your surgery. Insurance claims will also depend on the type of health insurance along with the terms and conditions set by the insurance provider.

    What can I expect after appendix removal (appendectomy)?

    You may feel slight pain and bruise around the area of the incision, which eventually improves over time. You can take painkillers if necessary.If you have undergone laparoscopic surgery, you may experience pain at the tip of your shoulder for about a week. This is due to the gas that was pumped into your abdomen during the surgery.You may also experience constipation for a short duration of time after the surgery.

    I got my appendix removed. How long before I can resume my daily routine?

    You should be able to resume your normal activities within two to three weeks. However, if you have undergone open surgery, you should avoid strenuous activities for 4 to 6 weeks.

    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.

    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 Kochi near me?

    To find the best doctor in Kochi 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 Kochi covered by insurance?

    Yes. Appendix surgery cost in Kochi is covered under the 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 Kochi for appendix surgery?

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

    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.

    Are there any homeoslugic medicines for appendicitis?

    Yes. There are numerous homeoslugic medicines available for appendicitis.Bryonia Alb (Wild hops)Lycopodium Clavatum (Club moss)Arnica Montana (Leopard’s bane)Rhus Toxicodendron (Poison Ivy)Belladonna (Deadly nightshade)Hepar Sulph (Hepar sulphuris calcareum)You should also know that there is no guarantee that these medicines are effective.

    What are the common ayurvedic treatments for acute appendicitis?

    There are several ayurvedic treatments available for appendicitis treatment, such as:Sheet Dhara SyrupDetox Premium PowderNerve Up CapsulesTrikata SyrupPanchsakar ChurnaTriphala Guggulu TabletThere is no assurance that these treatment methods will work for you. You can try them after consulting with the doctor.

    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 fluidsHave ginseng team twice daily to manage the pain and inflammationEat one tablespoon of soaked green grams three times a dayConsume honey and lemon juice to treat indigestionMix mint essence in water and drink it once every 3-4 hours to relieve the painButtermilk 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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    Treating complications due to a burst appendix

    Appendicitis needs immediate medical treatment. In case of lack of treatment, the condition can cause complications, one of which is called peritonitis. Peritonitis is termed an infection in the lining of your abdominal cavity due to an appendix burst. In case of an appendix burst, your surgeon will need to remove your appendix immediately via surgery, and failing to undergo surgery can be life-threatening. A surgeon will usually –

    • Drain the pus from an appendiceal abscess during or before surgery.
    • Places a tube in the abscess through the abdominal wall to drain it.
    • The tube is left in the drainage for about two weeks while you take antibiotics to treat the infection. Surgeons then operate to remove what remains of infection and inflammation after they are under control after about 6 to 8 weeks.

    Pristyn Care offers simplified daycare surgery for appendicitis in Kochi

    Pristyn Care offers a seamless experience by associating with a few of the best doctors and surgeons. We aim to achieve excellent surgical results concerning any treatments. We are also associated with some of the best hospitals in the city with state-of-the-art facilities so that all our patients get high-class treatment.

    The benefits of undergoing appendicitis surgery in Kochi from Pristyn Care are:

    • Daycare surgery- you can go home on the same day of surgery
    • A very high success rate
    • Insurance approval assistance
    • No upfront payment
    • COVID safe clinics and hospitals
    • Zero EMI facility

    How to book an appointment for appendicitis treatment from Pristyn Care in Kochi?

    Fill out the patient form on our website Our medical coordinators will reach out to you at the earliest to fix an appointment with the concerned doctor according to your schedule.

    You can directly connect with our medical coordinators through the contact number on our website. The medical coordinator will listen to your query and connect you with the doctor near your area and book an appointment consecutively.

    You can also book an appointment through our Pristyn Care app. Once our medical coordinators receive your query, they will arrange an online consultation with doctors at the earliest.

    Appendicitis in kids: Why is it important to get treatment?

    Appendicitis is most common in kids aged 15- 30. However, it can happen at any age, regardless of gender. In children, appendicitis is usually marked by a stomach ache near the navel. Your child may also experience the following symptoms –

    • Loss of appetite
    • Fever
    • Nauseous
    • Vomiting
    • Abdominal bloating or swelling
    • A tender abdomen

    While older children or teenagers are more likely to experience:

    • Vomiting
    • Nausea
    • Pain in the lower right side of the abdomen

    Symptoms of appendicitis during pregnancy

    Appendicitis during pregnancy can be a major complication if it is not diagnosed in time. The growing uterus can push the appendix higher during pregnancy, causing pain in the upper abdomen. However, there are no major risks that can incur during appendicitis treatment during pregnancy. Pregnant women may not always have the conventional symptoms of appendicitis, especially during the second or third trimester. Several symptoms of appendicitis during pregnancy are –

    • Pain in the upper side of the abdomen
    • Heartburn
    • Gas
    • Alternating episodes of constipation and diarrhea

    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 the doctor can 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 over diet
    • Faster recovery

    Open and laparoscopic appendectomy have 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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      Abhinesh Bishnoi


      I am thankful to Pristyn Care for their prompt diagnosis and timely appendicitis treatment. Their healthcare providers understood the urgency and quickly arranged the surgery. The appendectomy was also carried out skillfully. Pristyn Care's dedication to patient care is remarkable.

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      Shanta Nayak


      Dealing with appendicitis was a frightening experience, but Pristyn Care was a lifesaver. Their team was prompt and efficient in diagnosing my condition and recommending surgery. I was nervous about the procedure, but the surgeon was reassuring and explained everything in detail. The surgery went smoothly, and the post-operative care was outstanding. Pristyn Care made my recovery journey much more manageable, and I'm grateful for their expertise and compassionate care. Thanks to them, I'm now appendicitis-free and back to living a healthy life.

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      Rishikesh Trivedi


      Pristyn Care's expertise in appendicitis treatment is unmatched. Their healthcare providers were knowledgeable and compassionate. They guided me through the entire process, and the appendectomy was performed with precision. Highly recommended!

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      Pristyn Care's approach to appendicitis treatment was highly efficient and professional. From the initial consultation to the postoperative care, they maintained the highest standards of medical care.

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