Minimally invasive procedure, used for removing of the inflamed organ (appendix) from the patient’s abdomen.
Acute pain in the right hypogastrium, persistent fever over 38°C, nausea, vomiting.
Having this symptoms, the patient should go to emergency department or visit surgery for final diagnosis.
Why the appendix should be removed?
The appendix is a remnant organ, located into the right hypogastrium, just at the beginning of the large intestine. It’s considered, that the appendix has a role in the local immunity system response. Even some authors named it as a “third tonsil” in our body.
When this organ starts inflaming, it have to be removed, otherwise the inflammation will continue to acute peritonitis and it is life-threatening condition.
What is “laparoscopic appendectomy”?
The operation starts with 3 incisions (one 10 mm and two 5 mm) on the abdominal wall. Than after introducing the camera and working instruments, the appendix is cut off and removed trough the umbilical port.
– from 2 to 5 days
Duration of the operation:
– from 30 minutes to 2 hours in complicated cases
– substantially less pain; minimal incisions on the skin, lesser percentage of postoperative hernias, faster recovery