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Varanasi Hospital, one of the best hospitals in Varanasi, offers minimally invasive appendectomy, which is a scarless and painless surgical approach to treat appendicitis. In northern India, appendicitis surgery is one of the most common surgeries people undergo. Let’s understand more about appendicitis and its treatment.

How Appendicitis Occurs?

An appendix is an organ that is located in the lower- right abdomen. It houses many good bacteria that help in digestion. However, despite being useful, it is not a crucial organ and a person can survive even without this organ and can lead a healthy life in the future after its removal.

Inflammation of the appendix is called appendicitis. When the appendix is blocked either by stool or any foreign pathogen or due to some infection, the condition of appendicitis arises. The number of bacteria within the organ multiplies and form internal pus when the appendix inflates. Sharp pain is caused by the colony of bacteria and pus around the belly button and lowers right section.

What Are The Symptoms Of Appendicitis

The preliminary symptoms of appendicitis include:

  • High fever
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty in passing gas

Several other symptoms might also come up. These include,

  • The persistent issue of gas
  • Painful cramps
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Painful urination
  • Intense pain in the upper or lower abdominal cavity (or in the rectum)

It is sometimes difficult to diagnose appendicitis, but in case, 3 or more of the above-mentioned symptoms persists for more than 2-3 weeks, it is best to get it diagnosed.

Which Treatment Option Is Best For Appendicitis?

Immediate medical assistance is needed to overcome this problem once this medical condition onsets. If left untreated, the inflammation will burst eventually and spill infectious pathogens inside the abdominal cavity. This can subsequently result in another serious condition called peritonitis, a disease that causes severe inflammation of the abdominal cavity’s lining, which can prove to be fatal.

The leading doctors of the best hospitals in Varanasi recommend that the best way to cure appendicitis is appendectomy. It is the surgical removal of the appendix and only medical treatment to cure appendicitis. To avoid any associated complications, it is vital to perform this operation on time.

Advantages Of Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Traditionally, an incision was made on the right lower abdominal wall to remove the appendix. But the laparoscopic approach is employed to cure the appendix in recent years. Few small incisions of measurement 1/2 inches are made in the abdomen and the procedure is carried out through visual assistance on the monitor.

Some of the common advantages offered by it, over the traditional approach are:

  • Better cosmetic result
  • Quicker return to the routine schedule
  • Less post-operative pain and scar
  • Shorter hospital stay.

A timely cure of appendicitis is vital to avoid further complications which can prove to be deadly if neglected.

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is substituting the open surgery technique in all around the world, and the picture is very similar in Varanasi as well. For a diverse range of problems, including gall bladder stones, kidney and ureteric stones, various kinds of hernia, surgery of ovary and uterus and also for obesity, the minimally invasive surgical procedure is recommended over the open surgery technique. Laparoscopic surgery can also be carried out for problems related to stomach, liver, pancreas, rectum, and common bile duct.

So, let’s understand how the minimally invasive surgery is carried out, in details.

A few tiny incisions of 5-6 mm are made in the patient’s body during laparoscopic or keyhole surgery. The incisions are used to insert cameras and other instruments inside the cavity of the body, to carry out the procedure. The operation is executed with the help of the tools that offers visuals and movement inside the body. Once the surgery is complete, the instruments are carried out and incisions are closed using stitches.

As we avoid making large incisions through laparoscopic surgery, this procedure is practically scarless, bloodless and painless.

Why Laparoscopic Surgery Is A Better Option Than Open Surgery?

We take pride in choosing a safe and effective surgical procedure since ensuring the utmost care of the patients is our priority. We recommend the best suitable surgery, i.e. laparoscopic surgery, even though we also offer open surgery. We prefer minimally invasive surgery because of its minimally invasive nature, high success rate and which is also painless and scarless.

The keyhole surgery is performed by the doctors of Varanasi Hospital in various medical specialty. routinely. Our doctors have a success rate of 100%, being equipped with all the essential and advanced equipment required for surgery. A patient is discharged within 2-3 days after he/she has undergone laparoscopic/keyhole surgery in Varanasi hospital, (however, it also depends on the other factors such their age, individual case, and complications, if any). The person is able to recover quickly and participate in regular-life activities within a few weeks. The patients’ health is monitored and proper medication is ensured for prompt recovery upon the surgery.

This is why we are considered as one of the most advanced and safest centers for laparoscopic surgery in North India.

Laparosocpic Gall Stone Operation

Varanasi Hospital aims to provide the best treatment for gallbladder stones in the northern India. Gallstones can be addressed in various ways. The most appropriate treatment is suggested to patients upon a series of tests carried out by our experienced team of doctors. Laparoscopic Gallbladder Stone Operation is recommended to treat gallstones for once and for all. Before listing out its benefits, lets know about gallstones, in brief.

Types Of Gallstones :

Bile is a fluid, that is secreted by liver which helps in the digestion of fats. When bile juice does not empty completely, these solidifies to form stones, within the gallbladder are hence they are termed as called gallstones. There are 2 types of gallstones, as per their composition:

• Cholesterol Stones which are formed when there is too much cholesterol in the bile. They are yellow, green, brown or white in color. Most gallstones belong to this category.

• Pigment Stones which are formed when there is too much bilirubin in the bile. These are smaller and are usually dark brown in color. Pigment stones accounts for only around 15 % of the gallstones cases.

Apart form their composition, gallstones can also be classifieds on the basis the number it forms. Gallbladder stones can either form in solitary or can also develop in multiple numbers in the gallbladder. The amount of deposits hardened in the gallbladder determines the size of the stone. It can be either as small as a sand grain or as big as a hockey ball.

Gallstone Operation Procedures And Benefits Of Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery :

Gallstone can be treated either through open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Patients tend to have many queries regarding the advanced gallstone surgery and generally get nervous seeing the modern medical equipment of laparoscopic gallstone operation, since most of the people are familiar with the traditional open surgeries itself. However, gallbladder stone removal through laparoscopic surgery is becoming the more favoured procedure.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is another name for Laparoscopic Gallstone Operation. Three to four incisions are made and a camera is inserted via one of the incisions to perform the surgery, in this method. This operation procedure is preferred by Varanasi Hospital as it offers the following benefits to the patient.

• Best cosmetic results with minimum scars of operation.
• Much shorter stay at the hospital
• Lesser risks of pain and other surgical complications
• Quick recovery and return to work

Varanasi Hospital specializes in gallstone treatment for years and we recommend laparoscopic surgery for the best possible treatment.

 

Hernia Surgery

Hernia is a medical condition which is a common problem these days, and can be characterized by a visible bulge in the abdomen or groin. A weakness, tear or hole in the peritoneum, the muscular wall that keeps the abdominal organs in place, is the reason for the occurrence of hernia. This defect in the peritoneum allows organs and tissues to push through, and thus produces a bulge, leading to the condition known as hernia. It is often and pain-free, but at times it can bring discomfort and pain, if left untreated for long. The lump may disappear as it is pushed back into the cavity, when the person lies down, but coughing or straining activities can make it reappear. Hernia surgery is the permanent solution to this problem. Let’s understand more about it, in details.

Causes Of Hernia

A hernia can be commonly found in the areas of the natural openings in the groin, or near the belly button, but it can also occur through a previous surgical scar. It occurs more commonly in women than men, due to pregnancy and childbirth. The risk of hernia also increases with age, as the abdominal muscle starts to become weak. Children can develop hernia, rarely, unless it is congenital meaning, it is present at birth. However, vigorous activities and certain medical problems can also increase pressure on the abdominal wall and can lead to a hernia. Some other common risk factors for hernia include

• Straining on the toilet due to long-term constipation.
• Persistent cough or sneezing which exerts pressure on the abdomen.
• Cystic fibrosis that damages the lining of the lungs and digestive system
• Poor nutrition which can weaken the abdominal muscles
• Long term smoking that affect the immune system of the body.
• Physical exertion that build abdominal pressure.

Symptoms Of Hernia

Discomfort and pain are the main symptoms of hernia. These symptoms often becomes worse, while standing, straining, or lifting heavy items. In case of babies, visible pain and more prominent bulge while crying are the only symptoms associated with the same. In many cases, the hernia is no more than a painless swelling that doesn’t create any problem at all and posses no immediate medical threats. Thus, people does not seek hernia surgery immediately. But it is crucial to seek surgical remedy as it is the only reliable treatment option.

But people with severe swelling and soreness should see a doctor soon. Immediate hernia surgery is needed in cases when part of the gut becomes obstructed or strangulated by an inguinal hernia leading severe symptoms such as pain, nausea, vomiting.

Treatment Of Hernia

There are two main types of hernia surgery:

1. Open Surgery:

The hernia is repaired by making a large incision across the abdomen or the pelvic region. It is then, closed using sutures, mesh, or both, and the surgical wound in the skin is closed with sutures, staples, or surgical glue.

2. Laparoscopic Surgery (keyhole surgery):

The hernia is repaired in the same way as in open surgery but is done through 4-5 minute incisions near in the abdomen. Laparoscopic surgery enables faster recovery along with many other advantages over open surgery.

Read More : Advantage Of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Surgery Over Open Surgery

Varanasi Hospitals offers both open and laparoscopic hernia surgery. Seek consultation, if you are having symptoms of the same.

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

Gallstones are one of the most common digestive problems in men and women. Almost 15% of the population of India has gallstones. Many times a person with gallstones don’t realize at all unless ultrasound scans are done. These are called silent gallstones, as they project no symptoms. However, most of the time, there are a lot of painful symptoms that are associated with gallstones, particularly as their size increases. Pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting are some of the symptoms of gallstones. The major way of treating gallstones is Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.

However, in this surgery, the essential way of treatment is the removal of the gallbladder. Many people try to avoid having this surgery as they don’t want to remove their gallbladder. They mostly tend to opt for non-surgical treatment. But there is a major side effect to these non-surgical treatments. Gallstones tend to come back again and again, even after treatment. Unless and until the gallbladder is removed, the excess bile will keep forming in the gallbladder and create stones.

Sometimes, the non-surgical treatments do not remove the gallstones properly in one go either. Many of these treatments, like acid pills or shock waves, requires multiple therapy sessions. Now, this might not seem like a problem in the initial stage but later on, they become more complicated as they get bigger.

Another reason for removing your gallbladder is to avoid the possibility of its recurrence. A person can easily live without their gallbladder as the liver can produce enough bile necessary for the body.

If you opt for medication and not surgery, the only way to stop the recurrence of gallstones is life long medication, which is more expensive and might have side effects of their own.

Another side effect of the recurrence of gallstones is gallstone cancer. If these bile stones keep forming again and again and are not treated properly, it can cause chronic inflammation. This may lead to gallbladder cancer at a later stage.

Thus, most doctors recommend laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, as this does not have much long term side effects and can be easily performed. Just like any other laparoscopic surgery, only 3-4 small incisions are made and the gallbladder is removed. Unless and until you have some medical conditions, and the doctor does not recommend surgery, it is best to avoid non- surgical treatments and prefer surgical treatment.

So, if you have gallstones that are causing pain, it is best to undergo laparoscopic gallbladder surgery and lead a healthier life ahead.

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