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  • What is Appendix and where is it situated in the abdomen?

Appendix is a 3-4 inches long tubular structure attached at the junction of small and large intestine in the abdomen. It is a vestigial structure in human beings.

  • What is the Appendicitis?

Inflammation of Appendix is known as Appendicitis

  • What are the symptoms of Appendicitis ?

Triad of symptoms i.e. Pain right lower abdomen, vomiting and fever

  • What are the complications of Appendicitis?

Appendicular perforation & spread of pus into the whole of abdomen if timely surgery is not done

  • What is the treatment of Appendicitis & period of recovery after Appendectomy?

Emergency removal of Appendix ( Appendisectomy / Appendectomy) which maybe performed by open or laparoscopic approach. Recovery time is 2-3 days after laparoscopic surgery and about 7-10 days after open surgery

  • How is Laparoscopic Appendectomy Surgery performed ( Surgical Procedure )?

It is performed under general anaesthesia making small key holes in the abdomen through which the telescope and thin & long instruments are introduced and surgery is performed by seeing inside of the abdomen on a TV monitor and diseased appendix is removed

  • What is the severity of post Appendectomy pain?

Pain after Appendectomy (Laparoscopic) is mild while after open surgery is moderate

  • What is the cost of surgery?

The surgical package costs between Rs 25,000 and 60,000 in a private hospital in Delhi ( India ) depending upon the type of room and hospital

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