The appendix is a narrow pouch that sits in the lower right part of the abdomen. Laparoscopic appendectomy is a minimally invasive surgery done to remove the appendix through several small incisions.
What are the indications of laparoscopic appendectomy
Appendicitis - It is a condition where the appendix becomes swollen, sore, and infected. If you have appendicitis, it is a medical emergency and needs immediate appendix removal. An appendix can be removed with either open or laproscopic surgery.
How is the procedure done?
During a laproscopic appendectomy, the surgeon will make a few small incisions in your abdomen and access your appendix through them. From one of the incisions, a small and narrow tube known as a cannula will be inserted, and it is used to inflate the abdomen with carbon dioxide gas and allows the surgeon to see your appendix more clearly. The surgeon will then place other instruments from other small incisions and remove the appendix. Once the appendix is removed, the surgeon will close the incisions.
What are the benefits of laparoscopic appendectomy?
Below-mentioned is some of the benefits associated with laparoscopic appendectomy:
- Short hospital stay
- Small scars
- Less tissue cutting
- Less pain post-operation
- Quick healing as the scar is small
- Quick return to work
- Reduced risk of infection