Appendicitis Surgery in Pune

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Laparoscopic Appendicectomy

It is a minimal invasive procedure performed to treat Appendicitis. In this the appendix is removed via a small cut instead of long abdominal incision which results in less pain, quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay.

The appendix is a thin, finger-shaped organ located on the lower right side of the abdomen. It is connected to the large intestine and does not serve a purpose. When the appendix becomes inflamed, it causes symptoms such as pain, fever etc that occur as a result of the infection.

How To Prepare For A Laparoscopic Appendectomy?

  • You’ll need to avoid eating and drinking for at least eight hours before the appendectomy.
  • It’s also important to tell your doctor about any prescription or over-the-counter medications you’re taking.
  • You should also tell your doctor if you may be pregnant, have been taking any medications, or have a history of bleeding disorders.
  • Arrange for someone to stay with you during and after the procedure while you are getting out of anaesthesia.
  • You may feel drowsy once you get out of the surgery and you will need help to attend to yourself.
  • Prior to your surgery, you must schedule a consultation with your doctor who will take a detailed and complete medical history and perform a physical examination.
  • You need to undergo certain blood investigations before the surgery to make sure you are physically ready for the procedure.
  • During the exam, your doctor will gently palpate your abdomen to pinpoint the site of your abdominal pain and confirm it.
  • Your doctor may advise imaging such as ultrasound if appendicitis is early.
  • Before the procedure, you will be started on an IV so you can continue to receive the fluids and medication required.
  • The procedure will be performed under general anesthesia, and you will stay asleep during surgery.

How Is The Procedure Done?

  • General anaesthesia will be administered during the laparoscopic appendectomy.
  •  During a laparoscopic appendectomy, your surgeon will start with a tiny incision in the abdomen
  •  A tiny port will be inserted into the incision, and through the port, a tiny tube called a cannula is introduced.
  • The cannula will be used to inflate your abdominal cavity with carbon dioxide gas.
  •  This increases the volume of the surgical area and makes more room for the surgeon to operate more precisely.
  • The expansion enables the abdominal cavity and its contents to be visualised better.
  • The cannula is removed and a laparoscope- which is a long and thin tube with a small light and a high-resolution camera at the end, is inserted.
  • The camera captures images and displays the surgery on a video screen, allowing the surgeon to locate the appendix and guide the instruments through one to three tiny incisions
  • More ports are inserted for long and narrow instruments to be introduced into the abdominal cavity
  • The appendix is disconnected from the rest of the area and is removed outside through one of the incisions.
  • A small plastic tube called a “drain” may be used to drain blood and fluids from the surgical area and facilitate healing and recovery
  • Based on the recovery of the patient, the drain will be removed within a week following the surgery.

Advantages Of Laparoscopic Appendectomy

The most common advantages of laparoscopic surgery are:

  • You experience less pain after surgery
  • The risk and extent of blood loss are greatly minimised
  • The need for blood transfusion is reduced.
  • A smaller scar than that of a traditional open surgery
  • The duration of stay in the hospital is shorter as compared to an open surgery
  • You may resume your routine faster and carry on with your normal activities
  • You may resume normal bowel movements sooner than with an open procedure.
  • The possibilities of risks and complications associated with open surgery are eliminated
  • The chances of infection following a surgical procedure are reduced
  • Any coexisting pathology found during the surgery will be easily identified and the course of action.
  • The aesthetic results are better in terms of healing and minimise scars.

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