What is Laparoscopic Appendectomy and Appendicitis
Laparoscopic appendectomy is a procedure that is less intrusive and managed without enormous entry points. Instead, from 1 to 3 little cuts are made. A long, slim cylinder called a laparoscope is placed into one of the entry points. Then a mini camcorder is carefully placed inside. The specialist at ALSA takes a TV screen to see inside your midsection and guide the tools. Then the appendix is removed through one of the incisions.
During a laparoscopic appendectomy at ALSA , your surgeon Dr. Tahir Yunus may say that an open appendectomy is required.
On the off chance that when your appendix has blasted and contamination has spread, you may require an open appendectomy.
A laparoscopic appendectomy may cause less torment and less scarring is observed while the two types of medical surgeries have less complications. A laparoscopic appendectomy has a shorter tenure for staying at the hospital and it is less invasive.
Appendectomy is the more trusted treatment for Appendicitis. It can heal and remove the inflamed appendix right away and we recommend that at ALSA.
After the Laparoscopic appendectomy for removing your inflamed appendix at ALSA, you might feel pain due to the carbon dioxide inside the belly and that pain will settle down in 2 or 3 days.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Appendix
Appendicitis and Appendectomy in children
Appendectomy is a surgical procedure that is done to remove the appendix in case of a disease called appendicitis. The appendix is a small, narrow pouch-like organ attached to your large intestine. It is located on the lower right side of the abdomen. The first sign of appendicitis is stomach pain that starts around the belly button and spreads towards the lower right side of the tummy. The pain is continuous and gets worse with time.
The exact function of an appendix is not known, and therefore it is not considered a vital organ. Appendicitis is a very commonly occurring infection in children, teenagers, and adults. During appendicitis, the appendix becomes inflamed, sore, swollen, and filled with pus. Infections from the appendix can spread to other vital organs in the abdomen and can cause serious damage; therefore, surgical removal of the appendix is recommended.
At ALSA Pakistan, our child surgeon Dr. Muhammad Mohsin is extremely experienced in performing Appendectomy using advanced laparoscopic techniques as well as open method when needed. The procedure lasts for 60-80 minutes. The recovery period is short after a laparoscopic appendectomy, and your child can go home within two to three days. Appendicitis is an emergency condition, and timely management of this condition is very important as inflammation of the appendix can lead to the rupture or burst of the appendix, causing even life-threatening complications.
For what post symptoms you need to call your Surgeon after the surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Open Appendectomy?
Open appendicectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the appendix that is inflamed. This is most commonly performed once a diagnosis of inflamed appendicitis has been made. The decision between an open or laparoscopic operation depends upon many factors, including patient comorbidity and the choice of surgeon.
What Is The Full Recovery Time For Laparoscopic Appendectomy?
Full recovery time of laparoscopic appendectomy is quite short as compare to the open surgical procedure of appendectomy and that is around 2 to 4 weeks.
Why Does Appendix Get Inflamed?
The appendix gets inflamed due to the rapid multiplication of the bacteria in appendix. It becomes swollen and filled with pus due to that bacterial division.