Chronic or acute appendicitis can affect people of all age groups. Undergo minimally invasive laparoscopic appendectomy at the hands of experienced surgeons. Get rid of the constant pain in the right side of the abdomen through a painless procedure.
Chronic or acute appendicitis can affect people of all age groups. Undergo minimally invasive laparoscopic appendectomy at the hands of experienced surgeons. Get rid ... Read More
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Appendectomy or appendix removal Operation is the procedure to remove an inflamed or infected appendix. This procedure is usually recommended in cases of acute appendicitis where the condition advances rapidly. In cases of acute appendicitis, there is a higher risk of the appendix bursting on its own. If the appendix bursts, the infection may spread to the entire body, which can be fatal. Thus, timely treatment is critical in the case of acute appendicitis. In chronic appendicitis, surgical treatment is elective as the pain is not severe, and the chances of other complications are also minimal.
We provide laparoscopic treatment for appendicitis, which is the safest and minimally invasive technique. The surgery is performed at our partnered hospitals in India that have modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities. Pristyn Care also has its own clinics across the country where the doctors provide consultations to the patients.
We have a dedicated team of general and laparoscopic surgeons who are well trained. Our doctors have 10+ years of experience in treating appendicitis through both open and laparoscopic techniques. You can book a free consultation with our experts and get advanced treatment for appendicitis cost-effectively.
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If appendicitis is left untreated, infected bacteria that are stored inside the appendix cause inflammation and cut off blood supply, leading to the development of a hole or tear in the dead wall. As pressure builds up due to the blockage, it results in the bursting of the appendix. This can cause the bacteria and pus to flow into the abdominal cavity that holds the liver, stomach, and intestines. This is considered a medical emergency as it can lead to severe and life-threatening complications.
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This is one of the surgical procedures carried out in order to remove an appendix where the surgeon makes a single, large cut/incision of about 5-10 centimeters in the lower-right abdominal area. The appendix is completely removed, and the wound is closed using stitches.
This is considered an advanced procedure compared to the conventional method of appendix removal surgery. In this method, the surgeon makes two or three tiny incisions in your abdomen rather than a single large cut and inserts a laparoscope – a thin tube with a camera and light attached to it, which allows them to view the inside of your abdomen. The appendix is tied and closed using sutures or surgical tape and covered with a dressing.
If you are suffering from any of the signs and symptoms of an inflamed appendix or appendicitis and visit a doctor, the doctor will carry out a diagnosis in the following ways:
Based on the analysis made by the doctor and the readings of the above-mentioned medical evaluations, you might be required to go through imagery tests such as x-ray, CT-scan, MRI scans, and ultrasound.
The surgeon might switch to an open appendectomy in case your appendix cannot be removed laparoscopically, which might happen due to the following reasons:
After the appendix operation, you can expect slight pain, discomfort, and disorientation until the effects of anesthesia completely wear off.
Once the anesthesia wears off and your blood pressure, breathing, and pulse rate are stable, you will be moved to the recovery room. Depending upon your overall physical condition and the procedure of the treatment, you will be prepared for a discharge from the hospital.
You will be advised to keep the surgical area dry and clean for the next few days to avoid possible infections in the wound.
During the first few days after undergoing an appendectomy, you may feel moderate pain in the areas surrounding your abdomen, and the doctor will accordingly prescribe antibiotics to deal with the pain and prevent any further infections.
Patients and doctors prefer laparoscopic appendix removal surgery because it has the following advantages over open surgery-
The only alternative to appendicitis treatment is antibiotic medications. However, this alternative only works in the case of chronic appendicitis when the condition recurs frequently. In chronic appendicitis, the condition doesn’t advance to a stage where the surgery will be needed. It can be managed by medications alone.
The usual recovery time after a laparoscopic appendectomy takes about 1 to 3 weeks at most. The patient will be able to return to work and resume daily activities within a week. Some instructions will be given by the doctor for faster recovery. If you follow all the instructions carefully, you will be able to fully recover in the given time frame.
The results of an appendectomy are immediate as the patient will get relief from the symptoms right after the surgery. There are zero chances of recurrence of appendicitis as the organ itself is removed during the procedure.
On 24 Oct 2021, Mr. Prabhdeep Dhillon visited Pristyn Care after complaining of severe pain on the right side of the lower abdomen. After a thorough consultation, Dr. Varun Gupta found that there was swelling of the lymphatic tissue. There was no sign of rupture, but the appendix was perforated in a minute way, and there was a minimal build-up of fluid(pus) around the appendix.
The doctor suggested going for a laparoscopic appendix removal surgery immediately. The surgery was successfully carried out. After monitoring all the vital signs, the patient was prepared for discharge within the next 24 hours. Mr. Prabhdeep has completely recovered from the treatment. The procedure was successful, and he experienced zero problems during the recovery period.
The quickest way to get rid of appendicitis is to get surgical treatment. Through surgery, the appendix will be removed entirely, which will resolve the problem. The surgery will take around 30 to 45 minutes only.
Yes, in some cases, appendicitis can be treated using antibiotic medicines. The medicines will address the inflammation and treat the infection. However, there is no guarantee that the medicines will be effective in preventing the condition from advancing further. As a result, appendix removal surgery will be needed.
Generally, with laparoscopic treatment, you won’t have to stay in the hospital. You will be discharged on the same day. However, if necessary, the doctor may ask you to stay in the hospital for 1 or 2 days, depending on the condition.
No, appendix surgery is not painful at all as it is carried out using general anesthesia. The patient is asleep and doesn’t have any sensations on the surgical site.
You can walk on the same day after the appendix surgery. As the incisions are small, there are no major restrictions on physical activities after the procedure. Walking around will improve blood circulation throughout the body, and it will pace up the healing process.
You will most likely not have any bowel movements in the first 3 days after surgery. The doctor will prescribe laxatives or stool softeners to ensure that the stools are soft and can be passed without any hassle.
Yes, appendix removal Operation is covered by health insurance as it is a serious condition that can lead to life-threatening complications. Thus, most insurance providers offer ample coverage for appendicitis treatment. You only need to file a claim and submit the necessary proof to pay the treatment cost using insurance.
The appendix operation cost in India usually starts from Rs. 40,000 and can go up to Rs. 70,000.
In this stage, you are likely to feel the pain near your navel, and it might feel like a cramp, and you probably would not be able to pinpoint the affected area. This is usually the first sign of a possible inflammation in your appendix, and you might also go through other symptoms like loss of appetite, followed by nausea and vomiting.
This is the stage where the bacteria and inflammatory fluids accumulated in the lumen of the appendix enter the muscular wall of the appendix and subsequently cause intense pain when the inflamed membrane rubs against the parietal peritoneum lining the abdominal cavity. You will experience a shift of pain from the belly button area to the lower right abdominal area in this stage.
At this stage, the blockage of the appendix leads to inflammation and increased pressure, preventing blood flow into the organ. Such a condition is considered a medical emergency. If the patient does not receive proper treatment on time, it can result in the breaking or tearing of the appendix, which can have severe complications.
Sometimes the infection of an appendix can result in the formation of a hole that allows the infection to spread to the other parts of the abdomen. During such cases, the stool that is stored inside the appendix leaks out into the abdomen, which then results in an inflammatory reaction by our body, creating abscesses. Due to the inflammation, the bowel gets easily crumbled, making it difficult for surgical removal. These intra-abdominal abscesses can cause prolonged fever and pain and can result in a slow recovery.
Phlegmonous appendicitis or abscess
An inflamed or perforated appendix can sometimes be separated by the adjacent greater omentum (a double-layer of fatty tissue that covers and supports the organs and intestines in the lower abdomen) or by a complete blockage of the small intestine, resulting in phlegmonous appendicitis or abscess, leading to a swollen, reddened, thickened and compacted appendix.
Pristyn Care provided me with outstanding appendicitis treatment. The medical team paid close attention to every aspect of my treatment, ensuring thorough evaluation, precise surgery, and diligent post-operative care. Pristyn Care truly excels in providing comprehensive care.
My experience with the appendicitis treatment at Pristyn Care was overwhelmingly positive. The medical team's competence and professionalism were evident throughout the process, making me feel reassured and confident in the care I received.
I am pleased with the treatment, which exceeded my expectations. The medical team's dedication and genuine care for my well-being were evident, making my experience truly remarkable.
I got my Appendicitis surgery at Pristyn Care, and they have won my trust with their quality care. I have no complaints or concerns. Many thanks to the team.
Pristyn Care assigned me a care coordinator during my appendicitis surgery, who took care of everything during the treatment process, including paperwork. It really simplified things for me as my family is currently abroad. Good job by everyone and nice facilities.
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