Appendicitis is always treated as an emergency. The surgical removal of appendicitis is known ad appendectomy. This treatment is considered best in all cases of appendicitis. In case the appendix has burst, the doctor will clean the contents from your abdominal cavity.The surgery to remove the appendix may be done as an open surgery or laparoscopic surgery:Open surgery for the appendix - In this procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in the right area of the abdomen or in the midline to remove the appendix. This treatment is used in the emergency case of a 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.Laparoscopic surgery for appendix - This is an advanced form of appendix treatment where the 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.
What are the treatment options for appendicitis?
What are the types of appendicitis?
There are basically two types of appendicitis.1. Acute appendicitis - In acute appendicitis, the symptoms may suddenly appear and get worse in no time.2. 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.