Appendix Surgery


What is Appendix?

The appendix is narrow tube attached to large intestine (colon), located in the lower right portion of the abdomen. It has no known function.

Removal of the appendix appears to cause no change in digestive function.

What is the Cause of Appendicitis?

The cause of appendicitis relates to blockage of the inside of the appendix, most commonly because of feces or parasites. Inflammatory disease traumatic injury and genetic may be responsible in small number of cases.

What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. It must be surgically removed as there is no effective medical therapy (emergency appendicectomy). If delayed appendix can burst (Perforation), causing spread of infection into abdomen (Peritonitis) and even death. Occasionally after appendix rupture infection is localized, walled of and appendicular abscess is formed.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery

Smaller incision
Less pain
Faster recovery.
Shorter hospital stay
Kidney Stones
Pain in the abdomen, first around the belly button (Umbilicus), then moving to the lower right abdomen, pain worsens on moving/coughing, deep breathing, Loss of appetite/ nausea/ vomiting, Constipation or diarrhea, Fever, Abdominal swelling & Inability to pass gas.

Not everyone has all the symptoms and Symptoms vary widely among children, elderly and pregnant women.

What are the Symptoms of Appendicitis?

How is Appendicitis Diagnosed?
  • It is essentially clinical diagnosis. Asking questions and careful physical examination of abdomen are key to the diagnosis.
  • Location of the pain and tenderness in the abdomen is important.
  • Pain is a symptom described by the patient tenderness is response of the patient on being touched.Rebound tenderness is when patient feels more pain when doctor releases pressure on the abdomen than when it is applied.
  • Guarding is when muscles become tensed in response to touch.
  • No blood test can confirm appendicitis; it is done to check for signs of infection, such as a high white blood cell count.
  • Urine analysis is used to rule out pregnancy in women of child bearing age and UTI (urinary tract infection)
  • USG and CT scan has more than 90% accuracy but it may be negative. It may show appendix inflammation and rule out gall bladder disease and pregnancy. Diagnostic laparoscopy is done in cases of doubtful diagnosis.
How Appendicitis is Treated?
What is Laparoscopic, Key Hole or Minimally Invasive Appendicectomy?
Preparation for Laparoscopic Appendicectomy
Post Operative What to Expect?

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Dr. Nitish Jhawar

Fellow Advance Laparoscopic Surgery
Fellow Colorectal Surgery USA
Senior Laparoscopic & Colorectal Surgeon
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