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Best Appendectomy Treatment & Diagnostics in Sadashiv Peth, Pune

What is an Appendectomy?

It is a surgery to remove the appendix when the infection of something happens in it. This medical problem is known as appendicitis. It is a vital and very common medical surgery done.

What are the types of appendectomies?

Usually, there are two types of appendectomies. The method that is widely used is an open appendectomy. Another method is laparoscopic appendectomy.

  1. Open appendectomy: a cut of almost 4 inches is made in the stomach on the lower region on the right side of your belly, and the appendix is treated out.
  2. Laparoscopic appendectomy: this method is very new, and it allows few cuts to be made and the appendectomy is performed without many deep incisions. A long tube known as laparoscopy is put inside which has cameras and tools for the surgery, the doctor looks in the TV to monitor the surgery and guide the surgery’s tools.

After or during the laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon might feel the need to conduct an open appendectomy depending on the appendix.

What are the symptoms which make you feel the need for an appendectomy?

There are a lot of symptoms that a person might feel in the abdomen and hence may need an appendectomy for the same. It may include a swollen appendix, soreness and it can also be very infected.

If you are having appendicitis, there is a very high risk of souring your appendix and it may also burst.

These symptoms might happen just after 48 hours if you face problems.

What are the risks of appendectomy?

Although risks are less, they can happen in the following ways:

  1. There can be an infection in the wound
  2. Certain bleeding
  3. There can be infection and swollen belly can also be there
  4. Your bowels can also get blocked
  5. There can be injury near your organs

Always have a good discussion with your doctor before going for the surgery.

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What is the procedure of appendectomy?

In most conditions, appendectomy is highly an emergency condition that will advise a hospital stay. It is performed under anesthesia.

The following process is followed for the preparation:

  1. Removal of jewelry or any expensive items would be asked so that they do not come in between the surgery
  2. Your clothes will be removed and a gown will be given
  3. There will be a line that will be intravenous that will be put in your hands
  4. You will be asked to lie down on your back while the process begins
  5. If there is much hair at the site, they will be cleaned first
  6. There will be a tube that will be put down in order to help you to breathe without any problems.

Open appendectomy:

  • A cut will be made on the abdomen on the right side, on the lower region
  • The muscles of the abdomen will be part away, and the area of the abdomen will be opened
  • The appendix will be stitched and after that, it will be removed
  • If a burst of the appendix has taken place, the abdomen will be wiped with germ-free water
  • Then it will be stitched and a tube will be inserted to drain all liquids

Laparoscopic appendectomy:

  • A laparoscopic tube with an attached camera is inserted
  • Some cuts will be made to insert other tools
  • your abdomen will be swollen using carbon dioxide, to avoid injuries during the procedure.
  • The appendix will be tied and then will be released after the incision
  • When the surgery is finished, the tools of laparoscopy will be removed and the carbon

dioxide will be released. There can be a tiny tube insertion that will drain out all cuts.

How is the procedure completed in both forms?

The further completion of the procedure takes place with the following:

  1. The appendix taken out will be sent to the lab for further examination
  2. The incision cuts will be closed by stitches
  3. A germ-free bandage will be used to cover the wounds

What are the risks of appendectomy?

There are the following risks that may happen during the appendectomy:

  1. Your bowels are not moving for more than 2 days
  2. No feeling to eat
  3. Continuous vomiting.
  4. Severe pains around the stitched area
  5. Diarrhea for more than 3 days
  6. Bleeding
  7. Redness
  8. Swelling
  9. Having a fever
  10. Cramps around the abdomen

Please consult your doctor if you are facing such problems at home after the surgery.

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What is the average recovery time after appendectomy?

If you have done a laparoscopic appendectomy then the recovery will take around 3 weeks and after that, you can return to your work, but if you have undergone an open appendectomy then it will take a month to recover.

Will you be able to walk after the appendectomy?

Yes, you should be able to walk a little, and movements should be able to be done. It will also prevent the blood from clogging.

What food you can't eat after appendectomy?

Avoid foods like red meat, dairy products, pizza, frozen dinners, cakes, and drinks which contain caffeine after the surgery is done. Consult your doctor regarding the same.


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