Appendectomyis an operation to remove
Average Appendectomy costs are € 2,093, based on Appendectomy prices from 10 clinics.
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Appendectomyis an operation to remove the infected appendix which is an emergency condition known as appendicitis. The appendix is a small pouch that is located in the lower right side of your belly and connected to the large intestine. When the appendix becomes infected as a result of bacteria build-up, it will cause pain and unless treated, the appendix can burst.
Candidates of appendectomy surgery may have following symptoms of the appendicitis:
Patients with burst appendix or who have abscess may be more suitable to open appendectomy. On the other hand, older adults and patients with obesity may be more suitable for laparoscopic appendectomy.
First you will be asked about your symptoms and your abdomen will be examined. If you get a diagnosis, the surgery and instructions will be explained. Make sure that you give a list of your medical history, medicines and allergies. Also you must stop eating and drinking at least 8 hours before your surgery and avoid taking particular medications such as insulin or aspirin.
At first, general anesthesia will be administered.
1 to 5 days
15 minutes to 1 hour
Recovery period of appendectomy is based on the appendectomy type that is performed. Usually, you will have 1 to 3 days hospital stay. However, in case of burst appendix longer hospital stay and recovery time will be needed. While laparoscopic appendectomy needs 1 to 3 weeks to return to normal activities, open appendectomy may need 2 to 4 weeks. You may gradually increase your activities. The incision should kept clean. In addition, moderate pain may be felt but it will pass. It is important to follow the treatment prescribed by your doctor. Lastly, a follow-up visit should be attended within 2 to 3 weeks.
Some possible risks and complications appendectomy has:
Very rare risks appendectomy has:
You should contact with your doctor if you experience following side effects of appendectomy:
Even though there may be possible complications, the success rate of appendectomy is approximately 99%.
- How do I know if it is gas or appendicitis?
Appendicitis pain can be felt in the lower right side of the abdomen, while gas pain can be felt anywhere in your abdomen, even in your chest. Also gas pain will last a couple of minutes to hours. Therefore, if your pain lasts more than 24 hours you should contact with your doctor.
-Can appendicitis be prevented?
Appendicitis cannot be prevented. On the other hand, appendicitis may be less common in individuals who eat high-fiber foods.
-Are there any alternative, non-surgical options for appendicitis?
The surgery is used as a standard treatment for sudden infection of appendix. On the other hand, antibiotics may be used for children and particular patients, such as, the ones that only have some signs of the appendicitis. If not have severe appendicitis, antibiotics may be effective but reappearance is high in probability
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in October, 2019.