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Appendectomy
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Appendectomy
Appendectomy [Appendix Surgery] is a surgical procedure in which the infected appendix is removed. The appendix is a thin finger-shaped pouch that is attached to the large intestine. Infection to the appendix is called appendicitis. This surgery is mostly performed as an emergency operation.
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Appendectomy in Bangalore

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Appendectomy?

Appendectomy [Appendix Surgery] is a surgical procedure in which the infected appendix is removed. The appendix is a thin finger-shaped pouch that is attached to the large intestine. Infection to the appendix is called appendicitis. This surgery is mostly performed as an emergency operation. There are two types of methods and they are:

  1. Open appendectomy
  2. Laparoscopic appendectomy


What are the advantages of Appendectomy?

The following are the advantages of Appendectomy:

  1. Fewer complications are involved
  2. Less recovery time
  3. Reduced mortality
  4. Reduced risk of wound infection
  5. Removes the infected appendix
  6. Prevents the recurrence of appendicitis


What are the indications of Appendectomy?

Appendectomy is indicated if an individual is having infected appendix or appendicitis.


What is the preparation for Appendectomy?

  1. The patient should discuss present and past medical and medications history with the doctor.
  2. Some pathology tests and physical examination may be done by the doctor to check the condition of the patient.
  3. The patient will be asked not to drink or eat anything for 8 hours before the surgery.
  4. The patient may stop taking blood thinner medications.
  5. Discuss with the doctor about all the risks, complications, and benefits associated with Appendectomy,
  6. The patient should sign a consent form before undergoing the surgery.


What are the steps involved in Appendectomy?

There are 2 types of Appendectomy and they are:

  1. Open Appendectomy
  2. Laparoscopic Appendectomy


Open Appendectomy

  1. General anesthesia will be given to the patient before the surgery.
  2. Then, the patient will be placed back on the operating table.
  3. A cut or incision will be made on the lower right abdomen area.
  4. Then the abdominal muscles will be separated to open the abdomen area.
  5. Now, the appendix is removed. If the appendix is burst, the abdomen will be washed out with salt water.
  6. Then, the abdominal muscles will be closed with the stitches.
  7. A small tube may be placed in the incision to drain out the fluids.


Laparoscopic Appendectomy

  1. General anesthesia will be given to the patient before the surgery.
  2. A small incision will be made to insert the laparoscope. Sometimes, more incisions may be made to use other surgical tools.
  3. Carbon dioxide will be used to see the organs more clearly.
  4. The laparoscope is inserted into the abdomen through the small incision and locates the appendix.
  5. Now, the appendix is tied off and removed through the incision.
  6. After removing the appendix, carbon dioxide will be let out through the incisions.
  7. A small tube may be placed in the incision site to drain out the fluids.


What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Appendectomy?

  1. After the surgery, the patient may be transferred to the recovery room.
  2. The healthcare provider will monitor all the vital signs such as heartbeat, respiratory rate, and pulse rate, etc.
  3. After the surgery, the patient may feel abdominal pain and discomfort.
  4. If the pain is severe and persistent, then take pain medications prescribed by the doctor.


If the following signs are seen then consult the doctor immediately:

  1. Fever
  2. Severe pain at the incision site
  3. Drainage from the incision site
  4. Redness and swelling of the abdomen

 

Who can perform Appendectomy [Right specialist type for Appendectomy]?

Appendectomy can be performed by:

  1. A General Surgeon
  2. Trained Gastroenterologist


What is the cost of Appendectomy?

Cost of Appendectomy depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. Type of surgery planned to be performed
  5. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  6. Type of Hospital
  7. The admission room that you opted for
  8. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc.


Minimum cost in Bangalore starts from Rs.21,000

Average expenses in Bangalore is approximately Rs.68,541

Maximum amount to be paid in Bangalore rises up to Rs.97,200


Is Appendectomy major surgery or minor surgery?

Appendectomy may be either major or minor procedure depending on the patient's medical condition and the type of surgery performed by the surgeon.


What is the eligibility criteria for Appendectomy?

People who can undergo Appendectomy are:

  1.  Individuals suffering from sudden severe abdominal pain.
  2. People who want to prevent appendicitis.
  3. People are not responding to antibiotic therapy for appendicitis.
  4. Individuals who are suffering from loss of appetite, vomiting, and fever.


What is the ineligibility criteria for Appendectomy?

People who cannot undergo Appendectomy are:

  1.  Individuals who are responding to antibiotic therapy for appendicitis.
  2. people who are having abdominal pain and not diagnosed with appendicitis.

 

What are the risks and complications associated with Appendectomy?

Risks and Complications associated with Appendectomy are:

  1. Injury to the intestine
  2. Bowel obstruction
  3. Bleeding
  4. Infection
  5. Redness and swelling of the belly


How long does it take to complete Appendectomy?

Appendectomy may take almost 30-60 minutes. Sometimes it may take more than the usual time depending on the condition of the patient.


What is the recovery time?

Recovery time may vary depending on the type of surgery performed. If laparoscopic surgery is performed, then the patient may take 1-3 weeks to recover completely and if open surgery is performed, then the patient may take 2-4 weeks to recover completely.


What is the success rate of Appendectomy?

The success rate of Appendectomy depends on the following factors:

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The severity of the appendicitis
  3. Type of surgery performed


However, the success rate of Appendectomy may be 97%.

 

Is Appendectomy painful?

Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under general anesthesia. There may be some discomfort after the procedure.


Is Appendectomy Permanent?

Appendectomy is a permanent surgery as it involves removing the appendix.


What are the long-term results of Appendectomy?

Some of the long-term results of Appendectomy are:

  1. Prevents the appendicitis
  2. Decreases the abdominal pain
  3. Incisional hernia


Can Appendectomy be detected in future?

Appendectomy may be detected in the future due to the presence of scars at the site of the incision.


What are the options if Appendectomy fails?

If Appendectomy fails, the doctor may suggest revision surgery.


What are the alternatives for Appendectomy?

An alternative to Appendectomy is antibiotic treatment.

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