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What is Laparoscopic appendectomy and why is it performed?

Laparoscopic appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix in cases of appendicitis.

What is Laparoscopic appendectomy and why is it performed?

Appendix is an organ found usually below the right side of the belly button, it is a tube like organ attached to the large intestine.

What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

The symptoms of hiatal appendicitis are as follows:

  • 1.Nausea and vomiting.
  • 2.Loss of appetite.
  • 3.Pain in the lower abdomen, predominantly on the right side.
  • 4.Pain in the lower abdomen while lifting something or while performing Jarring movements.
  • 5.Sudden pain near the navel area, which gradually shifts to lower right abdomen.

What are the treatments available?

There are various avenues of treatment available and depending on the medical history of the patient the surgeon may recommend what’s needed.
If surgery is not suitable for the patient the doctor may recommend a ‘Truss’; a ‘truss’ is a belt that holds the hernia allowing the patient to continue with his daily chores.
In other cases the doctor might recommend either open or minimally invasive approaches.

Why Should You Choose To Get Treated Under Dr. Mutharaju?

Dr. Mutharaju is Laparoscopic surgeon and a Bariatric surgery specialist with 21 years of experience in performing various surgeries; by choosing to get treated under him one can rest assured that he/she can expect a full recovery and a permanent solution for their problems.

How is Laparoscopic appendectomy performed?

It is similar to other Laparoscopic procedures, where a laparoscope is inserted through incisions made near the belly button through which gas is slowly let in to the abdomen and after locating the appendix’s correct position through the laparoscope using surgical instruments inserted through other incisions appendix is gently disconnected and removed. Mostly the surgery requires 3 incisions, but sometimes it might take 4 to complete the procedure.

How Should One Get Ready For The Procedure?

The doctor will recommend a complete physical examination in order to check if the patient is healthy enough for the surgery. On the day of the surgery the doctor will recommend the patient to stop eating and consuming liquids few hours before the operation. If the patient is taking supplements, blood thinners and medications for any other medical conditions they will be asked to not take it before the procedure.

How is the road to recovery and what to expect after surgery?

As highlighted above the surgery will leave small scars and the recovery time is very less. Since carbon di oxide is pumped into the abdomen there will be shoulder pain for about a day or two.
If the appendix had already perforated and was operated upon for this reason you might have to stay in the hospital for a day to be monitored for any other complications.
One might feel nauseated post-surgery, this might be due to anesthesia administered for the purpose of the surgery.
The doctor might prescribe small amount of narcotic pain medicine to relieve pain, but there are cases where this is not required.
The patient will be required to visit the doctor 1 to 4 weeks from operation depending upon the condition of the patient.
You will be able to do normal activities after a week of operation.
Depending on the condition of the patient the doctor might discharge them the very same day after the operation.
If the pain in the incisional area persists the doctor will advise bed rest for a week.

Frequently Asked Question's(FAQ's)

1. How Do I Find a Bariatric Surgeon?

Clearly, you want a bariatric surgeon who is very experienced in this specialty area. Research shows that the more experienced the surgeon, the lower the risk of death or complications during or after the surgery. To identify an excellent surgeon, collect a list of names. Ask friends and family members. Ask coworkers. You might be surprised -- lots of people often know others who have had weight loss surgery and want to share their doctor's name.

2. How Will My Physical Appearance Change After Weight Loss Surgery?

As you start losing weight, you will likely be thrilled with your new appearance. However, many people who lose a lot of weight often find their skin looks loose and baggy. You may want plastic surgery to remove this excess skin.

3. Will My Social Life and Relationships Change After Weight Loss Surgery?

Your relationships with friends and family may indeed change after weight loss surgery. For many people, food and drink are the basis for socializing. After weight loss surgery, you must find other ways to socialize -- ways that aren't focused on food.

4. Will I Feel Like Myself After I Lose Weight?

Losing a significant amount of weight is no small matter. In fact, the effects are profound and far-reaching. Life may seem disconcerting at times. You may feel odd, not quite like yourself. You may feel overwhelmed by the lifestyle changes you must make for the rest of your life. You may have reached for food as comfort -- and have difficulty giving it up. A therapist can help you get through this complicated period. A support group can also help. Ask your doctor about support groups for people who have had weight loss surgery. It helps to meet people who are making the same adjustments you're making -- and can help keep you on track with your weight loss program.

5. What Lifestyle Changes Are Necessary After Weight Loss Surgery?

Over time, some people regain weight despite bariatric surgery. Some eat high-calorie or high-fat foods instead of healthy foods -- and eat them too often. Some people rely on "soft meals" such as ice cream and milk shakes. The body itself may change over time, too, leading to weight gain. The digestive tract might begin absorbing more calories. Even the size of your surgical stomach can expand gradually over time.

6. How Much Weight Will I Lose After Surgery?

After gastric bypass surgery, most people can expect to lose between 66% and 80% of their extra body weight. Most of this is lost within the first two years. After gastric banding, people lose 40% to 50% of their extra weight, typically within the first two years after the surgery.

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