Laparoscopic Appendicectomy

Laparoscopic Appendicectomy

The inflammation of the appendix is called appendicitis. An appendix is a 3 1/2-inch-long tube of tissue extending from the large intestine. The appendix is a vestigial apparatus and one can live even if the appendix is removed from the body, without apparent consequences.
In the case of Appendicitis, the only definitive treatment is Laparoscopic Surgery to remove the appendix & it is considered a medical emergency. If not treated timely, inflamed appendix eventually bursts and spills infectious materials into the abdominal cavity, resulting in peritonitis which can be fatal to a patient’s life

Symptoms of Appendicitis

  • Dull pain near the navel to begin with which becomes severe and gets localized to the lower right abdomen.
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling of nausea and/or vomiting after abdominal pain
  • Low to high-grade fever

The surgery takes 30 minutes and requires 3 small incisions of size 0.5 to 1 cm size. The patient has minimal pain and can be discharged in most cases in one day.

Dr Arun Bhardwaj

Dr.Arun Bhardwaj is a highly skilled Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon based in Delhi/NCR. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures (basic and advance), Gastrointestinal Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.