Laparoscopic Appendectomy - Patient Education

  • July 03, 2023
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Laparoscopic Appendectomy - Patient Education, Vibhaa Hospital

If you have been diagnosed with appendicitis, laparoscopic appendectomy is a safe and effective treatment option. At Vibhaa Hospital, our experienced surgeons perform laparoscopic appendectomies with a high level of expertise and care.

Before the Procedure

TBefore undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy, our doctors will perform a physical examination and may order blood tests and imaging studies to confirm the diagnosis of appendicitis. You will be asked to fast for several hours before the procedure.

During the Procedure

Laparoscopic appendectomy is performed under general anesthesia. Our skilled surgeons make several small incisions in your abdomen through which a laparoscope and other surgical instruments will be inserted. The laparoscope is a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light attached to it, which allows the surgeon to view the inside of your abdomen on a monitor. The surgeon will then remove your appendix using the surgical instruments, and the incisions will be closed with sutures or surgical glue.

After the Procedure

After laparoscopic appendectomy, you will be monitored in a recovery room until the anesthesia wears off. You may experience some pain and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medications. You will be encouraged to get up and move around as soon as possible to promote healing and prevent blood clots. You may need to stay in the hospital for a day or two after the procedure, depending on your individual case.

Recovery

Most patients recover from laparoscopic appendectomy within a week or two. You should avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for at least a month after the procedure. Our doctors will give you specific instructions on how to care for your incisions, and when to resume normal activities.

Complications

Complications from laparoscopic appendectomy are rare, but can include bleeding, infection, and injury to nearby organs. If you experience fever, severe pain, or other unusual symptoms after the procedure, contact our doctors immediately.
At Vibhaa Hospital, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care and expertise in laparoscopic appendectomy. Speak with our doctors about the benefits and risks of laparoscopic appendectomy, and whether it is the right treatment option for you.