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What is Appendicitis / Appendice?

Appendicitis or appendicitis is one of the most common surgical diseases. The course of the disease varies, but it is usually characterized by pain in the right lower abdomen. In addition, fever, nausea and vomiting are common side effects.

Causes of Appendicitis

Appendicitis occurs when the inside of one’s appendix is blocked. Appendicitis infection is caused due to pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, or parasites that affect your digestive tract. Another reason can be that the tube that joins the large intestine with the appendix is blocked with stool. In certain cases, tumors can also cause appendicitis.

In such cases, the appendix becomes sore and swollen and the blood supply stops when the swelling and soreness worsens. When enough blood doesn’t reach the organ, the appendix begins to die.

Symptoms of Appendicitis

The most common signs and symptoms of Appendicitis in children and adults include:

Loss of appetite

Fever

Nausea and Vomiting

Pain around the belly button

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Our Range of Treatments

IThe appendix is ​​mostly removed using minimally invasive surgical techniques using small skin incisions and imaging techniques ( a special very small camera so-called keyhole surgery).

If complications arise, surgery through an open abdominal incision may be required (for example, if an appendix has ruptured into the abdominal cavity or if there is an abscess).

Our experienced specialists will explain all the steps to you in advance of an operation.

THE FIRST STEP: THE RIGHT DIAGNOSIS

Specialist Diagnosis

Our specialists usually make the diagnosis based on clinical symptoms, a blood test and an ultrasound examination (sonography, an imaging method that does not use X-rays).

CT or MRI Scan

In rare cases, a computed tomography (CT, computer-aided X-ray procedure) or an MRI (magnetic resonance tomography, image generation using magnetic fields to assess tissue and organ structures) can be performed to establish the diagnosis.

Expert Surgery

If there is appendicitis, the surgical removal of the appendix (appendectomy) by our surgeons is essential.
Aftercare

Home Care

After surgical treatment, our patients can usually be active again in their daily work shortly after their discharge. However, if the illness requires further rehabilitation measures or help at home, we will organize this for you during your inpatient stay with us. We integrate our social services and work closely with you to find an individual and optimal solution for you.

Follow-up Care

A detailed discussion will take place with you on the day of your discharge after inpatient treatment. You will be informed of all the important points that you should consider during your follow-up care

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can we expect from an appendicitis treatment?

    Appendix treatment involves surgery to remove the inflamed appendix. Before the surgery, the doctor will prescribe a dose of antibiotics to fight the infection.

    A surgery is then performed to remove the appendix, called Appendectomy. This is an open surgery using an abdominal incision about 2-4 inches long. Doctors may also perform laparoscopic surgery, where the surgeon inserts specific surgical tools and a video camera into the patient’s abdomen to remove the appendix.

    Laparoscopic Surgery helps you recover faster and heal with lesser pain and scarring.

  • Can Appendicitis prove to be fatal?

    Appendix can be a medical emergency and prove to be fatal if left untreated. The appendix has bacteria that are harmless, but with appendicitis, the bacteria attack the appendix. If left untreated, the appendix wall can rupture, leaking the content of the appendix into the surrounding tissues, causing a condition known as peritonitis. It can further lead to sepsis, organ failure, and even death.

  • How can Appendicitis be diagnosed?

    After the physical examination, the physician may inquire about the symptoms to diagnose the presence of appendicitis.

    Following are the diagnosed tests to determine the condition:

    • Abdominal Ultrasound
    • Urine Tests
    • Laparoscopy
    • CT Scan
    • Blood Tests
  • What are the treatment options for appendix?

    appendixs don't go or heal on their own. Your doctor may suggest 'watchful waiting' in the case of no symptoms. If your appendix is causing symptoms, your doctor may suggest surgery to best address your condition. Three types of surgery can be performed in appendix
    1.Open Surgery
    2.Laparoscopic Surgery
    3.Robotic Repair Surgery

Testimonials

“After the doctor informed me that I had a appendix, I was worried. But the doctor was confident and explained the entire treatment process to me. The doctors, nurses, and the staff were sweet and explained the process as many times as I asked. From the moment I came in for my first medical examination to the treatment and post-surgery care, the hospital took extra care.
I would highly recommend Promed Hospital for appendix Treatments.”

“I want to thank Promed Hospital for the excellent treatment outcome of my appendix. Everything right from the beginning to end was easy and hassle-free. Each and every person including the doctor, nurses, working staff, etc., were extremely friendly and showed exceptional care. I highly recommend Promed Hospital for appendix treatment.”

Shivaneshen Maniam

Pavitha

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