What is laparoscopic appendicitis surgery?
Appendicitis is a very common surgical problem, and laparoscopic appendicitis surgery is often done as an emergency procedure to remove the infected appendix. The appendix is removed through an incision in the right lower abdominal wall in traditional surgery.
In laparoscopic appendectomy, the surgeon operates through 3 small incisions with each measuring 0.5cm to 1cm. This is done as the surgeon watches a magnified image of the patient’s organs to guide him in removing the appendix.
Why laparoscopic appendicitis surgery?
Laparoscopic appendicitis surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. The incisions are smaller in size compared to open surgery. It involves lower risk of complication, less pain, less scarring and a faster recovery and return to normal activities for the patient.
Who is suitable for laparoscopic appendicitis surgery?
Laparoscopic appendicitis surgery is a safe procedure and can be performed in many cases of early to acute appendicitis. However, patients with heart diseases and COPD would not be suitable candidates for laparoscopic appendectomy. Furthermore, this surgery is not recommended for people with pre-existing diseases and those who had previously undergone abdominal operations.
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