Like any other laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy is minimally-invasive. Appendectomy is the surgical procedure performed by the medical professionals to treat appendicitis or in other words, remove the inflamed appendix from the patient’s body.
The removal of the appendix can be either partial or complete depending upon the severity of the patient’s case. Laparoscopic appendectomy is gaining prevalence recently due to its various advantages over conventional appendix surgery.
We have mentioned some advantages of laparoscopic appendectomy below:
• Minimally-invasive or smaller incisions
• No scars
• Less pain
• Early discharge
• Quick recovery
• Early return to normal life.
Laparoscopic appendectomy cannot be performed in all patients. Here are certain conditions that call for an open appendectomy.
• Ruptured appendix
• History of any abdominal surgery
• Severe infection
• Bleeding issues.
Procedure of Laparoscopic Appendix Surgery
Now, let’s come to the entire surgical procedure of laparoscopic appendectomy. Since it’s a minimally-invasive surgical method, the laparoscopic surgeons will make three incisions of near about ½ inches size in the patient’s abdomen to insert the necessary surgical instruments (which include laparoscope, a tiny camera) required for the operation. The entire surgical procedure is conducted with the help of a computer monitor which shows the images of the patient’s abdomen sent by the laparoscope. After completion of the surgery, the laparoscopic surgeons close and dress the stitches in a usual fashion.
Discharge after Laparoscopic Appendectomy
The patient can return to his or her home within 1-2 days after surgery. However, the patient needs to get regular follow up appointments from the respective medical professional. The patient will get a complete recovery in a matter of 1-3 weeks.
Precautions after Laparoscopic Appendix Surgery
To get quicker recovery and early return to daily activities, you need to follow certain precautions after surgery.
• Take plenty of rest
• Avoid exhausting physical activities, like moving the furniture, lifting something heavy, running, cycling, etc
• Take good care of the surgical incisions
• Eat healthy food and fluids.
At Varanasi Hospital, we provide laparoscopic appendix surgery at affordable rates. Our senior laparoscopic surgeon, Dr Manish Jindal will ensure to give you the gift of a healthy life with his medical expertise.