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Laparoscopic appendectomy surgeryis a medical procedure performed for removing the appendix. The infected appendix is called appendicitis, and when a patient experiences appendicitis, appendectomy is recommended. Appendicitis is a very common medical problem. Appendicitis may occur unexpectedly, or it may progress in time. Before the laparoscopic appendectomy surgery was developed, appendectomy surgery was being performed as open surgery. With the option of laparoscopic appendectomy procedure, numerous surgeons decided to perform laparoscopic appendectomy surgery because of its advantages like; short recovery period and fewer risks related to appendicitis treatment.


A patient with appendicitis may experience pain in the abdomen region, loss in the appetite, diarrhea, fever, frequent and painful urination, nausea, and so on. There might be a different kind of reasons for appendicitis to occur such as cancer, infections, or stool remaining in intestines.However, why in some people these factors become the causes of appendicitis and others do not suffer from it remains largely unknown. It is estimated that as much as 5% of the population will suffer from appendicitis during their lifetime.

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For some situations, clinicians choose antibiotics for the treatment of appendicitis. Though, patients usually need emergency appendectomy to be performed so as not to have an internal infection and ruptured appendix.Many of them will be treated with laparoscopic appendectomy procedure due to its being a superior form of appendix removal. Furthermore, if the appendix was ruptured because of acute appendicitis, surgeons would choose to perform open appendectomy surgery over laparoscopic appendectomy.


How long is the procedure? 

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1 night or outpatient


Since many appendectomies are performed on an emergency basis by the surgeons, there is usually no time for the preparation. Yet, some people experience symptoms of appendicitis which develop in time; therefore, they have enough time for the preparations. It is recommended to stop taking any medication which might involve blood-thinning qualities such as aspirin. It is also advised to fast before the laparoscopic appendectomy procedure for a couple of hours. 


Laparoscopic appendectomy procedure is fairly an easy one. Since it is laparoscopic surgery, rather than making a single big cut surgeon make several small cuts to perform the operation. Laparoscopic surgery involves a laparoscope, which is a medical instrument with a light and a camera on it. There are also other different medical tools used to perform laparoscopic surgery. During the laparoscopic appendectomy operation, surgeons observe the location of appendectomy surgery on the screen and continue to cut out the appendix and close its connection to intestines.


The laparoscopic appendectomy recovery period is shorter than an open appendectomy recovery period. People who had laparoscopic appendectomy surgery can go back to work 1-3 weeks after the operation. There might be a necessity of taking antibiotics or painkillers for the phase of recovery from the laparoscopic appendectomy.The total appendix surgery recovery time is estimated at 4-6 weeks.


Appendix Scar 

People who had laparoscopic appendectomy usually have few small appendix scars. Though, these scars caused by laparoscopic appendectomy fade away in time.


Even though laparoscopic appendectomy is a very safe procedure, it still has several risks which include infections, open seams, internal bleeding, and harm to nearby organs.


It is possible for people to live without the appendix without any problem. Therefore, patients experience no side effects.


For the laparoscopic appendectomy cases without any complications success rate is assessed as 94%. Also, the success rate of laparoscopic appendectomy with appendicitis causing separation of the appendix was estimated as 90%.


What Is a Laparoscopic Appendectomy Surgery? 

Laparoscopic appendectomy is a procedure conducted for appendicitis with the medical tool called laparoscope which contains camera for doctors to see the operation site. Surgeons make few small cuts rather than a single big one in order to perform the laparoscopic appendectomy procedure.

What Are the Laparoscopic Appendectomy Steps?

In laparoscopic surgery for appendix removal, doctors make a few small cuts, through which a laparoscope and medical tools are inserted (so-called laparoscopy). With the help of the medical tools, surgeons perform the laparoscopic surgery, close appendix’s connection to bowels and in the end – close the wound. 

 

How Long Is the Appendectomy Recovery Time with Laparoscopic Surgery? 

Laparoscopic appendectomy guarantees shorter recovery from an appendectomy. For most of the patients who experienced appendix surgery, a total recovery period of appendectomy is around 4-6 weeks.


This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.