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What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed and causes severe pain in the lower abdomen. The appendix is a finger-sized organ located on the right side attached to the large intestine. The organ has no known function but if it gets infected or becomes inflamed, it will cause immense pain that will only grow over the next few days. The appendix will rupture eventually if you don’t see treatment in the next few days.

If your primary care provider has suggested that you need to undergo appendix removal surgery (appendectomy) and you are looking for the best surgeons, Pristyn Care is the ideal destination. You can get advanced appendix treatment in Vijayawada under our care and get the organ removed through a quick and painless surgery.

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Best Doctors For Appendicitis in Vijayawada

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    Dr. K Lakshmi Chandra Sekhar (ZEKUgyGpkS)

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    MBBS, DNB-General Surgery
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    8 + Years

    Vijayawada

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  • Best Clinics for Appendicitis in Vijayawada

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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
    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

    Diagnosis

    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.

    Procedure

    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 ?

    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why should I not delay appendicitis treatment?

    No, you should never delay an appendicitis treatment as it is often a medical emergency. If your appendix shows symptoms, you must consider medical treatment as soon as possible before it ruptures.

    Why is laparoscopy surgery better than open surgery for appendicitis treatment?

    Minimal incisionsNo major pain or discomfort during the surgery.Postoperative infections or complications are almost nil.Minimal bleeding during surgery.No significant lifestyle restrictions after the surgery.Faster recoveryA patient can resume normal activities within 4-6 days.

    What is the cost of appendicitis treatment at Pristyn Care in Vijayawada?

    The cost of appendix removal surgery in Vijayawada at Pristyn Care may range from ₹45,000 to ₹50,000. However, the cost can vary throughout the city and may differ depending on the type of surgery, the complexity of the condition, the doctor’s consultation fee, the hospital expenses, and other miscellaneous prices.

    Will I get insurance for appendicitis treatment at Pristyn Care in Vijayawada?

    Pristyn Care assists with the insurance claims for your treatment. Your insurance coverage will depend on the type of health insurance along with the terms and conditions set by the insurance provider.

    Where can I get the best treatment for appendicitis in Vijayawada?

    Pristyn Care is associated with some of the top hospitals and clinics equipped with modern facilities and advanced technologies that ensure quality treatments. We also house some of the best doctors with years of experience in their fields that ensures very high success rates.

    What are the emergency signs of appendicitis?

    Here are some signs that mean that you need emergency treatment for appendicitis:Severe and consistent abdominal painIndigestionNausea and vomitingLoss of appetiteHigh feverConstipation or diarrheaInability to pass gasMost 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.

    How can I find an appendix specialist in Vijayawada near me?

    To find the best doctor in Vijayawada for appendix treatment, you should follow these tips:Check the doctor’s certificationMake sure that the doctor has a valid licenseAsk how many years of experience the doctor hasFind out how many appendectomies the doctor has performedAnalyze the doctor’s skills by interviewing previous patientsLook through the patient testimonials and reviewsSee how the doctor communicates with you

    Is appendix operation cost in Vijayawada covered by insurance?

    Yes. Appendix surgery cost in Vijayawada 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 Vijayawada for appendix surgery?

    No. Pristyn Care doesn’t have its own hospital in Vijayawada 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 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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    Pristyn Care offers simplified laparoscopic surgery for appendicitis in Vijayawada

    Pristyn Care is a full-stack health care provider that is associated with a few of the best doctors and surgeons in Vijayawada to achieve excellent surgical results concerning appendicitis removal or any other 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. We endeavor to provide a seamless surgical experience to every patient via the best specialists in the city.

    Benefits of undergoing appendicitis surgery in Vijayawada from Pristyn Care are:

    • Minimal cuts and incisions
    • A very high success rate
    • Instant relief from the pain
    • Daycare surgery- you can go home on the same day of surgery
    • Done under general or local anesthesia
    • Faster recovery
    • Minimal to no blood loss
    • Insurance approval assistance
    • No upfront payment
    • COVID safe clinics and hospitals
    • Zero EMI facility

    What are the post-surgery preventive measures after appendectomy (appendix removal)?

    Post-surgery preventive measures are essential for a surgery to be successful. A surgeon can only perform surgery to treat the condition but it is up to the patient to look after his or her health after the surgery. Following pointer will help your body heal after appendectomy surgery –

    • Avoid strenuous activity during the first few weeks. If your appendectomy is done via laparoscopic surgery, limit your physical activities for about one week. In case of an open appendectomy, you should limit any major physical activity up to four or five weeks after the surgery. Consult your surgeon regarding the limitations on your activities and when you can resume your daily routine after surgery.
    • Provide support to your abdomen when you cough, laugh or move to help reduce any pain. You can place a pillow over your abdomen and apply pressure for the same.
    • Consult your doctor if you don’t feel any relief from the pain. Being in pain puts extra stress on your body and slows the healing process.
    • Increase your physical activity as you feel up to it. Begin with gradual movements and short walks without excessive strain around the abdomen.
    • Take rest when tired and try to get good sleep. As your body heals, you may feel sleepier than usual.

    You can consult your doctor before returning to work or school. Children may be able to return to school less than a week after surgery, but if you’re an adult, you should consult the doctor. However, patients after appendectomy should wait for two to four weeks to resume strenuous activity, such as gym classes or sports.

    How can I book an appointment for appendicitis treatment with Pristyn Care in Vijayawada?

    You can book an appointment with Pristyn Care by any of the following methods:

    • Fill out and submit the patient form on our website www.pristyncare.com. Our team will reach out to you for further assistance. You can then discuss the appointment details with them, and they will confirm the appointment according to your preferences.
    • Connect with our medical coordinators via the contact number on our website. The medical coordinator will listen to your problems and get back to you at the earliest and connect you to the right doctor.
    • You can also book an appointment through the Pristyn Care app. Our medical coordinators can also arrange an online consultation from doctors via video call, and a nominal consultation fee will be charged.

    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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