Appendicitis Treatment in Hyderabad

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Continental Hospitals has the finest team of specialists, particularly renowned for their expertise in treating appendicitis.

Appendicitis Surgery Cost in Hyderabad

The cost of appendicitis surgery in Hyderabad can vary depending on the type of procedure and hospital, but generally ranges from Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 1,20,000. Laparoscopic surgery is more expensive but less invasive than open surgery.

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What is Appendicitis?

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Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix, a small organ located in the lower right abdomen, typically causing severe abdominal pain and often requiring surgical removal.

Causes of Appendicitis

Obstruction: The most common cause of appendicitis is thought to be an obstruction in the appendiceal lumen. This obstruction can be due to fecal matter, enlarged lymphoid tissue, or rarely, by a foreign body.

Infection: Sometimes, an infection can lead to inflammation of the appendix. This could be a result of a viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection, although bacterial infection is more common.

Enlarged Lymphoid Follicles: The appendix contains lymphoid tissue and is a part of the lymphatic system. Enlargement of these lymphoid follicles can lead to obstruction and subsequently to appendicitis.

Genetics: There might be a genetic predisposition to appendicitis. People with a family history of appendicitis may be at a higher risk.

Diet: There is some evidence to suggest that a low-fiber diet might increase the risk of appendicitis. Fiber helps in maintaining regular bowel movements, reducing the chances of blockage in the appendix.

Age: Appendicitis can occur at any age but is most common in people between the ages of 10 and 30.

Gender: Males tend to have a slightly higher risk of appendicitis compared to females.

Previous Abdominal Surgery: Past abdominal surgeries can increase the risk of developing appendicitis.

Immune System Disorders: Conditions that affect the immune system, such as HIV/AIDS, might increase the risk of appendicitis.

 

Symptoms of Appendicitis

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Fever
  • Inability to Pass Gas
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
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Types of Appendicitis

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There are two main types of appendicitis, classified based on the severity and duration of inflammation:

Acute appendicitis refers to the inflammation of the appendix, a small pouch located near the junction of the small and large intestines. This condition often requires urgent medical attention as it can lead to serious complications if left untreated, such as the rupture of the appendix and subsequent infection of the abdominal cavity.

Symptoms of acute appendicitis typically include:

  • Sudden pain that starts near the belly button and migrates to the lower right abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Abdominal swelling and tenderness

Diagnosis of acute appendicitis often involves a physical examination to assess symptoms, followed by imaging tests such as ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) scan to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment usually involves surgical removal of the inflamed appendix, a procedure known as an appendectomy. This surgery is typically performed laparoscopically, resulting in faster recovery times compared to traditional open surgery. In some cases, if the appendix has already ruptured or an abscess has formed, additional treatment with antibiotics may be necessary. Early intervention is crucial to prevent complications and ensure a speedy recovery.

Chronic appendicitis is a persistent inflammation of the appendix, a small pouch attached to the large intestine. Unlike acute appendicitis, which typically presents with sudden and severe symptoms, chronic appendicitis manifests with milder and recurrent symptoms over an extended period, often leading to delayed diagnosis.

Symptoms of chronic appendicitis may include:

  • Persistent abdominal pain, often dull and vague, located in the lower right quadrant
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Mild fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Bloating or abdominal swelling

Diagnosing chronic appendicitis can be challenging due to its subtle symptoms. Imaging tests such as ultrasound or CT scans may reveal signs of inflammation in the appendix. However, diagnosis often requires a combination of clinical evaluation, imaging, and possibly exploratory surgery. Treatment typically involves surgical removal of the appendix (appendectomy) to prevent potential complications such as perforation or abscess formation. In cases where the diagnosis is uncertain or the patient's condition is stable, conservative management with antibiotics may be considered to alleviate symptoms and avoid surgery. However, appendectomy remains the definitive treatment for chronic appendicitis to prevent future episodes and potential complications.

What are the types of Appendicitis Surgery?

There are two main types of surgery to remove the appendix:

Laparoscopic Appendectomy: This is the most common type of appendectomy. It is a minimally invasive procedure that uses several small incisions in the abdomen. A laparoscope, which is a thin tube with a camera on the end, is inserted into one of the incisions. The surgeon can then see the inside of your abdomen on a video monitor and use small instruments inserted through the other incisions to remove your appendix. Laparoscopic appendectomy is associated with less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster recovery time than open appendectomy.

Open appendectomy: This is a traditional surgical procedure that involves making a larger incision in the lower right abdomen to access and remove the appendix. An open appendectomy may be necessary if you have a ruptured appendix or if the surgeon cannot perform a laparoscopic appendectomy safely due to scar tissue from previous abdominal surgery or other factors.

The type of appendectomy that is right for you will depend on your individual circumstances, such as the severity of your appendicitis and your overall health. Your surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits of each type of surgery with you and help you decide which option is best for you.

Appendicitis Surgery Cost in Hyderabad

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Appendicitis surgery costs in Hyderabad vary based on factors like hospital choice and the type of procedure, generally covering surgical fees, hospital accommodations, and post-operative care.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Rs 75,000 - Rs 1,20,000

Open Appendectomy

Rs 70,000 - Rs 1,00,000

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Best Appendicitis Treatment Specialists in Hyderabad

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Continental Hospitals in Hyderabad has top-notch specialists renowned for our expertise in appendicitis treatment, ensuring the highest standard of care for patients.

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Sr Consultant General & Laparoscopic Bariatic Surgeon

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is appendicitis?
Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix, a small pouch attached to the large intestine. It's a medical emergency that requires prompt treatment to avoid complications like rupture.
What causes appendicitis?
The exact cause is often unclear, but it's thought to occur when the appendix becomes blocked, usually by stool, a foreign body, or cancer. Bacterial infection may follow, leading to inflammation.
What are the symptoms of appendicitis?
Common symptoms include abdominal pain, especially around the belly button that later shifts to the lower right abdomen, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, and abdominal swelling.
How is appendicitis diagnosed?
Diagnosis typically involves a physical examination, where the doctor checks for tenderness in the abdomen, and imaging tests like ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI to confirm inflammation and rule out other conditions.
Is surgery always necessary for appendicitis?
Yes, surgery, known as an appendectomy, is the standard treatment for appendicitis. It involves removing the inflamed appendix to prevent it from rupturing and causing further complications.
What are the complications of untreated appendicitis?
Untreated appendicitis can lead to the appendix rupturing, spilling infectious material into the abdominal cavity, causing peritonitis, abscess formation, and potentially sepsis, a life-threatening infection.
How long is the recovery period after appendicitis surgery?
Recovery time varies, but most people can return to normal activities within 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. Initially, there may be some restrictions on physical activity and diet to aid in healing.