Laparoscopic appendectomy is one of the most successful and convenient procedure to treat appendicitis. Laparoscopic procedure facilitates the surgeon to operate through 3 small incisions while watching an enlarged image of the patient???s internal organs on a television monitor. The surgeon uses narrow, tube-like instruments to operate on the infected appendix.
Indications for Laparoscopic Appendectomy
- Early and non-ruptured appendicitis
The procedure starts with the surgeon making three tiny incisions to insert cannula into the patient???s abdomen. A laparoscope is inserted through this cannula in to the patient???s abdomen to give a magnified view of the patient???s internal organs to surgeon on a television monitor. This is followed by insertion of several other cannulas to allow the surgeon to remove the appendix. The appendix is removed anda drain may be placed during the procedure that will be removed later by the surgeon.
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Advantages of Laparoscopic Appendectomy
- Less postoperative pain& discomfort
- Short or no hospital stay
- Quicker return to bowel function
- Faster recovery
- Early return to normal activity
- Less postoperative complications
- Better cosmetic results
- Lower risk of infections
What to expect after surgery?
- Full recovery from an appendectomy takes about three days
- Patient may be prescribed antibiotics and other medicines
A specialized repair where the patient can walk and lift weights the next day. Least chance for recurrence and no other side effects.