Date : 06-02-2018
What is Appendix surgery?
The surgical removal of the appendix is known as appendix surgery or appendectomy. It is a general surgery to treat appendicitis. Appendicitis is a condition of inflammation in the appendix. It is an emergency condition and needs medical attention.
Why Surgery needed for Appendicitis?
Appendicitis is the most common cause of abdominal pain that needs surgery. It occurs between the ages of 10 and 30. Appendicitis can happen at any point of life and mostly more common in males than females. If Appendicitis left untreated, it may cause the appendix to burst and spread infection. This is a serious and fatal process. It is the quickest, easiest and most available treatment for appendicitis. Dr. R.K. Sinha is the best laparoscopic surgeon to treat appendix surgery in Mumbai.
What are the symptoms of appendicitis that needs surgery?
The symptoms of appendicitis that needs surgery are
- Mild continuous pain in the upper abdomen or navel area that increases slowly
- Abdominal swelling
- Vomiting or nausea
- High fever
- Not able to release gas
- Loss of appetite
- Severe cramps
How is appendix surgery performed?
There are two methods to perform Appendix surgery.
- Open appendix surgery
- Laparoscopic appendix surgery
The surgery type depends on the severity of appendicitis and patient medical history.
What risks are associated with appendix surgery?
Appendix surgery is a common and simple process. However, it includes several risks, such as
- Injury to nearby tissues and body parts
- Blocked bowels
It is important to understand that risk associated with untreated appendicitis are severe than risks associated with appendix surgery. Appendicitis needs an immediate surgery to prevent the development of abscesses and peritonitis.
When do we need to consult a doctor after appendix surgery?
We need to consult a doctor after appendix surgery when we have
- High pain in the abdomen
- Uncontrolled vomiting
- Blood in vomit or urine
- Dizziness or weakness
- Pain and redness in incision
- Pus formation in the wound
Dr. Sinha has an experience of many years of treating laparoscopic appendix surgery. Dr. Sinha delivers his flawless services in many hospitals in Mumbai.