Appendix removal surgery -By traditional open method - Appendectomy (Open)
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Appendicitis is appendix inflammation. Appendix is a pouch that comes out from the colon on the lower right side of abdomen, located at the spot where small and large intestines come together. The most common cause for acute appendicitis is obstruction inside the appendix due to mucus or hard stools called fecolith. Obstructions also develop because of tumour and trauma. Appendicitis causes severe pain and the inflammation becomes worse leaving unbearable bouts of pain. Vomiting sensation, lack of appetite, fever, constipation or diarrhea and abdominal bloating also are seen as symptoms.
In some people rarely burning while urination can be felt along with appendix pain, as inflamed appendix irritates the uterus. Appendicitis symptoms generally begin with fever and pain, which aggravates and spreads to lower belly. This becomes acute appendicitis leading to severe and torturous pain.
Appendicitis in children needs to be addressed on an emergency basis and appendectomy should be immediately prioritized. Appendicitis in adults is very common and also needs to be addressed urgently.
Did you know: Katrina Kaif, Shruti Hassan, singer Elton John underwent Appendix surgery while Randeep Hooda had Appendicitis attack while shooting for Sultan. So, don’t panic, Appendicitis is common and curable from celebrities to common people
Appendix removal has so much fun and jokes on internet and the reason is simple: people do not understand what and where appendix is located and what its functions are. So they feel it has no purpose but the fact is it is one organ whose presence and absence both make difference. We only know the difference in its absence while it silently performs in its presence!
Appendectomy is the surgery done to remove the affected appendix. This is done under general anesthesia. In case there are abscess formations, the surgery will have two stages where the first one will remove pus and fluids. After a gap of two to three months, the appendix is removed. This process is called interval appendectomy. Appendicitis surgery is done for a period of approximately two hours.
Appendectomy can be done through as either open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. If abscess has to be removed, you may have to go for open surgery. In appendicitis surgery, the appendix is separated from the tissue and bleeding is stopped. It will be tied and cut. The cuts or incisions are closed with stiches.
Laparoscopic Appendectomy takes less time for operation and faster recovery with zero scars.
The symptoms go up gradually making it unbearable with appendix pain. Appendix needs to be treated on the priority with surgery as it will lead to complications that can be life-threatening owing to rupture. Fecal matter can fill the abdomen making it a major risk. Also abscess can be formed which is also dangerous.
A word about appendix burst:
Ruptured appendix has to be particularly taken care of as it is life-threatening. It is a concerning situation where appendix becomes infected and the bacteria spreads very fast. The inflammation can cause pus increasing the pressure on blood flow and appendix burst. Though the appendix burst can bring relief, it is temporary and lead to other health problems.
Same day hospital admission or in some cases a day before admission will happen depending on the situation.
Tests will be carried out
You may be discharged on the same day or at the most an extra day
Your bowel moments and pain will be under observation
Appendicitis surgery recovery will take another one or two weeks
Do not lift heavy things for some time
Do not exert too much
Avoid foods that put your digestive system under more pressure
Check your doctor for post-appendicitis surgery complications
Appendicitis operation will give relief from the pain and other symptoms