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Laparoscopic appendectomy surgery is a laparoscopic surgery aiming at appendix removal. Appendix operations of any kind are performed in order to fight appendicitis. Appendicitis is a name given to appendix inflammation. It may develop with time or attack suddenly in the form of acute appendicitis.
Appendectomy surgery used to be an open surgery but as techniques of laparoscopic surgery developed, many specialists have decided to conduct a laparoscopic appendectomy procedure in order to minimalize appendectomy recovery time and risks related to appendicitis treatment.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy Candidates

Symptoms of appendicitis include pain in the abdomen, fever and appetite loss. To other symptoms of appendicitis belong problems with passing gas, vomiting, cramps and difficulties with urination. Causes of appendicitis may be various, including infections, cancer or stool staying in bowels. 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.

Am I Suitable for Laparoscopic Appendectomy?

In some cases, doctors suggest antibiotics as appendectomy treatment. However, most of the patients with appendicitis symptoms will undergo an emergency appendicitis surgery in order to prevent rupture of the appendix and internal infection. Many of them will be treated with laparoscopic appendectomy procedure due to its being a superior form of appendix removal.
Additionally, if due to acute appendicitis patient’s appendix was already ruptured, doctor’s will decide rather for open appendectomy surgery instead of laparoscopic appendectomy procedure.

Preparing for Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Often there is no time for appendix surgery preparation since doctors seeing appendicitis symptoms generally decide for an emergency appendicitis surgery. However, in some patients, symptoms of appendicitis grow slowly and there’s time for preparations. It is advised to resign from any medications which may have blood-thinning qualities (f.e. aspirin) and fast for some hours before laparoscopic appendectomy procedure.

How is Laparoscopic Appendectomy Performed?

Laparoscopic appendectomy surgery is quite a simple one. It is a laparoscopic surgery which means that doctors instead of one big incision perform 3 or more little ones in order to conduct the appendix operation. In laparoscopic surgery, a laparoscope, a medical device equipped with a camera and sometimes medical tools, is used. Through other incisions necessary medical devices are inserted as well. Throughout the laparoscopic appendectomy procedure, doctors observe the site of appendectomy surgery on the screen and proceed to cut out the appendix and close its connection to bowels.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy Summary

Duration of Operation

Around 1 hour

Back to Sports

3 weeks

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Laparoscopic Appendectomy Recovery

Laparoscopic appendectomy recovery is shorter than open appendectomy recovery. People who underwent laparoscopic surgery for appendicitis are able to come back to work after 1-3 weeks after their appendix removal. During recovery from appendectomy made with laparoscopic surgery, you may need to take some painkillers as well as antibiotics. The total appendix surgery recovery time is estimated at 4-6 weeks.

Scars after Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Appendix Scar
Laparoscopic appendectomy leads to the creation of 3 or more very small appendix scars. However, laparoscopic appendectomy scars usually fade with time due to their small size.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy Risks and Complications

Laparoscopic appendectomy surgery is a really safe appendix operation. However, it still carries some risks. To popular complications of this form of treatment for appendicitis belong infections, the opening of sutures, internal bleeding and damage to nearby organs.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy Side Effects

There are no side effects to laparoscopic appendectomy surgery since people may live absolutely normally without the appendix.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy Success Rates

Success rates of laparoscopic appendectomy are estimated to be as high as 94% for cases of appendicitis without complications. If appendicitis has led to the rupture of the appendix, the success rate of laparoscopic appendectomy was still high at 90%.

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Laparoscopic Appendectomy Cost

Average Laparoscopic Appendectomy costs are € 2,035, based on Laparoscopic Appendectomy prices from 11 clinics. Cheapest Laparoscopic Appendectomy cost is € 1,398 where Laparoscopic Appendectomy prices can go up to € 3,105.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Laparoscopic Appendectomy in Turkey is a popular option where Laparoscopic Appendectomy costs as low as € 1,600. You can also find Laparoscopic Appendectomy clinics in Poland starting from € 1,398.

Please note that the Laparoscopic Appendectomy prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Laparoscopic Appendectomy procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Laparoscopic Appendectomy procedures. To receive a personalized Laparoscopic Appendectomy quote, please click HERE.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy FAQ

What Is a Laparoscopic Appendectomy Surgery?

Laparoscopic appendectomy surgery is a treatment for appendicitis involving a laparoscopic surgery, that is, a surgery in which doctors use a special medical device called laparoscope to see the operation site. For this reason, instead of one wide incision, doctors perform 3 or more small incisions during this type of appendicitis surgery.

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). Through them, doctors perform the appendectomy 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 appendectomy. For most patients undergoing appendix surgery, total recovery from appendectomy lasts 4-6 weeks.