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Laparoscopic Appendectomy

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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