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Introduction to Appendectomy


An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. Most of the time, this treatment is done in an emergency. Some people who are having appendicitis surgery on their abdomen for another reason may have their appendix removed as a preventative measure to avoid getting appendicitis in the future. You can talk to your surgeon about this choice.

When someone has appendicitis, their appendix gets swollen. It looks like a finger or a worm and sticks out from the cecum, which is the start of the colon. Most people get an inflammation in their appendix because bacteria get into its cells and cause an infection.

There may be pus in the appendix. When hard stool, a foreign body, or thick mucus get stuck in the appendix, bacteria can get inside and make you sick.

If you have appendicitis, you may feel a sharp pain that goes from your belly button to the lower right side of your back.

The pain might be very sharp, and it might get worse when you cough or walk. A lot of people may feel sick, vomit, lose their hunger, get a fever, have trouble going to the toilet, have trouble passing gas, and have their abdomen swell up. Some people may also get diarrhea.

A common sign of appendicitis is deep tenderness at the McBurney's point, which is about two thirds of the way from the navel to the right anterior superior iliac spine. However, young children and pregnant women may feel pain in other parts of their belly.

Procedure for Appendectomy

Here are the steps that are taken during an appendectomy:

Anesthetic: You will be put to sleep and numb with general sedation while the surgery is going on.

Making a cut: The doctor is going to cut into your belly. A laparoscopic or open appendectomy will require a different type of cut.

Taking out the appendix: dentist will find your appendix and take it out.

When the surgery is over, you will be taken to the recovery room and watched for a while. It will then be up to the doctor to decide whether you can go home or stay the night at the hospital.

It usually takes between one and two weeks to fully recover from an appendicitis treatment. During this time, you should not do anything too hard. You will also be given painkillers to help you deal with any soreness.

Risks and Complications

The most common problem after an appendectomy is an infection in the wound. It's also possible for an abscess to form where the appendix was removed or where the surgery was done.

Other problems that don't happen very often may include:

  • Lack of intestine peristalsis in the ileus
  • Surgical damage to organs or structures inside the body
  • Gangrene of the gut
  • Infection in the peritoneal region, also called peritonitis
  • Blockage of the bowels
Matoshree Hospital is the best hospital in Navi Mumbai

If you ever need to have your appendix removed in Navi Mumbai,Matoshree Hospital is the place to go. We're known for taking good care of our patients and having skilled doctors.

At Matoshree Hospital, we focus on keeping you healthy. Our doctors use the latest technology to make sure your surgery goes well. You'll always get top-notch care with us.

You can be sure that you'll be in good hands when you choose Matoshree Hospital for your appendix surgery. Simply call us to set up a meeting and find out why so many people in Navi Mumbai trust us.