Appendectomy treatment in kukatpally

Appendectomy is an emergency procedure used to remove the vermiform index. It exists as an appendage to the large intestine. It is a pouch-like structure that makes proteins called immunoglobulins which help fight infection in the body. When it becomes blocked by mucus and allows bacteria to grow, it gets inflamed. Appendicitis can affect children, teens, and adults below the age of 30 years.

Symptoms of appendicitis

One crucial symptom to identify appendicitis in your kid is pain in the lower right corner of the belly. However, there are other symptoms you should consider.
• Nausea and vomiting
• Loss of appetite
• Low-grade fever

If not treated in time, appendicitis can rupture, spreading the bacteria throughout the abdomen. It causes a serious condition called peritonitis. When the bacteria spread into the bloodstream, it causes sepsis, a life-threatening condition. Therefore, the moment you see the first symptoms in the child, rush to Anupama Hospitals for immediate medical attention.
The pediatrician does a thorough physical examination of your child and will ask you questions about family history of appendicitis. He may suggest blood and urine examination, to check for bacterial infection. Imaging tests such as abdominal X-ray, abdominal ultrasound, CT scan are necessary to inspect the infected areas in the abdomen.

Treatment and management

• Not all cases of appendicitis need surgery. In case of interval appendicitis, if the doctor feels antibiotics can heal the inflammation, you
can skip the surgery.
• Some children with perforated appendicitis may have an infected fluid pocket in the abdomen called abscesses, which sometimes needs only
antibiotics. In few cases, a surgical procedure is needed to drain the fluid.
• Doctors use laparoscopy or laparotomy to remove the inflamed appendix from the abdomen in a case of perforated index

Appendectomy surgery in kukatpally

The surgery takes only about an hour after administering anesthesia to your child by a pediatric anesthesiologist. How soon your child can go home depends on the severity of appendicitis. In milder cases, you can take your child home on the same day, whereas in severe cases, your child will need a hospital stay for only about 4 to 5 days.