LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY FOR APPENDICITIS (APPENDECTOMY)
What is Appendix and where it is 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.
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 lump and appendicular perforation causing 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?
Removal of Appendix (Appendisectomy/ Appendectomy) may be performed by open or laparoscopic approach. Recovery time is 2-3 days after laparoscopic surgery and about 7-10 days after open surgery
How Laparoscopic Appendectomy is 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 cost of surgery?
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