Appendectomy in Saudi Arabia

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About the Appendectomy

Appendectomy is a surgical procedure in which the inflamed appendix causing abdominal pain is removed. An appendix is a pouch-like structure attached to the large intestine and is located on the lower right side of the abdomen.

An appendectomy can be done laparoscopically as well as an open procedure. Complications may arise if an appendix has burst due to inflammation, which may increase the recovery time as a drain is put in the incision for a few days after the surgery.

How is Appendectomy performed?

The patient is generally put to sleep as the procedure lasts for about 1 to 2 hours. There are different ways to conduct an appendectomy. Some patients may undergo an open appendectomy, while others may    undergo a laparoscopic appendectomy.

Open appendectomy is common if the appendix has ruptured and the resulting infection is likely to have spread to other organs. In open appendectomy, a single large incision is made on the lower right corner of the abdomen.

In laparoscopic appendectomy, a few small incisions are made in the lower abdomen. Through one of the incisions, an instrument called a laparoscope is inserted. It has a camera on its end, which allows the surgeon to see the inside of the abdomen.

Recovery from Appendectomy

  • Most patients can go home on the next day of the procedure.

  • Moderate pain may be present around the area of incisions, which is managed with the help of painkillers if required.

  • Antibiotics are prescribed to prevent infection.

  • Stitch removal takes place when the incisions have healed properly, which is around 10 days after the surgery.

  • Most people recover fully within 4 to 6 weeks of the surgery.

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