What is Laparoscopic Appendicectomy?
The appendix is a small, finger shaped pouch of intestine that extends from the first part of the large intestine. It is found in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. The purpose of the appendix is unknown; however it is not believed to have any significant function.
Appendicectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the appendix from the abdomen. It can be performed either with a small incision on the abdomen or laparoscopically (key hole surgery).
We routinely perform the operation Laparoscopically.
Why is it done?
A Laparoscpic appendicectomy is advised if the individual has:
What is done during the surgery?
Laparoscopic Appendicectomy is a common surgery, and carries only a small risk of complications.
The Laparoscopic Appendicectomy means making three or more tiny openings less than an inch across in the lower part of your tummy. The appendix is freed and taken out through one of the openings. The openings are then closed up.
Sometimes the appendix is so stuck or swollen that it has to be taken out using the open method. The surgeon can only tell this at the time of the operation.
The success rate of this operation is 98%.
After the surgery
We discharge the patient the next day after laparoscopic appendicectomy since, the incisions are smaller with laparoscopic appendicectomy, and there isnít much pain after this operation. No changes in lifestyle (eg, diet, exercise) are required after a laparoscopic appenddicetomy.
Laparoscopic Surgeon with us
Dr Vikram Singh