Pediatric Laparoscopic Appendectomy Treatment in Hyderabad
Appendectomy is the name for the surgical removal of the appendix, a common emergency surgery that is performed when infection/inflammation in the appendix is observed. The appendix is a small tube-shaped organ which is attached at the beginning of large intestine (cecum). Inflammation of the appendix is called appendicitis.
Appendicitis can occur at any age. It is fairly common in children also. Constipation is thought to be a predisposing factor for appendicitis. Typically, appendicitis causes pain in right lower part of the tummy, nausea or vomiting, fever and other symptoms. However, the typical symptoms may be absent in many cases, especially if some medication is given for the pain. The diagnosis of appendicitis is made by the typical pain and the examination of the child’s tummy by your doctor. An ultrasound test is done to confirm the diagnosis and more importantly, to rule out other causes of the pain. If the diagnosis is still doubtful, CT scan may be required in a small number of cases. In delayed cases or cases with severe infection, the appendix may be filled with pus and can burst into the tummy, causing spread of infection (appendicular abscess, mass or peritonitis) outside the appendix. This is called complicated appendicitis.
The treatment of appendicitis is removal of appendix, called appendectomy or appendicectomy. The appendix has no known function in human beings, so its removal is perfectly safe and is not associated with any problems.
Traditionally, appendicectomy was done by open surgery. Open surgery, performed through a 2-3 inch incision, is painful and leaves a permanent scar. In cases of complicated appendicitis, the incision is even bigger, and there is a high chance of wound infection.
One of the greatest advancements has been the rise of laparoscopic appendectomy. Laparoscopy is a surgical technology where there is no need for cuts and incisions in the patient’s body. A minute incision is made, and with the use of the latest communication technology, the entire operation is conducted without the patient undergoing pain or loss of blood. Laparoscopy also leaves no scars since there is a minute incision made.
Laparoscopic appendicectomy is the technique of removing the appendix by key-hole surgery. This involves 2-3 small (5mm) incisions only. Due to this, the child has much less pain, quick recovery & virtually no scar on the abdomen. Even complicated appendicitis can be treated by laparoscopy with excellent results.
At Ankura hospitals, we have the best pediatric laparoscopic surgeons performing the surgery. Our surgeons are pioneers of pediatric laparoscopic surgery in the country. They have extensive experience with laparoscopic surgery for both simple and complicated appendicitis, and also many other advanced laparoscopic surgeries in children.
Run on the three principles of Care, Cure and Compassion, Ankura Hospital for Women and Children is proud of the fact that we are the top pediatric emergency appendectomy treatment centre in Hyderabad. This has been a result of years of our policy to ensure that treatment is not looked at as a fearful experience, but rather a knowledgeable and pleasant experience for you and your family.
This can be seen from the moment you walk into any of our centres at Ankura Hospital for Women and Children. Right from the brightly painted walls, airy rooms brightly lit with natural light, to the staff.
Ankura Hospital for Women and Children is home to a vast team of highly experienced specialists and pediatricians. Pooling together their vast experience over decades, our doctors go out of their way to ensure that you and your child are comfortable.
We understand that children cannot be treated in the same manner that adults are. Children are often shy, and could be intimidated by the new atmosphere around them. Which is why our nursing staff is trained to deal with children with kindness, patience and compassion.
When you combine years of experience, cutting-edge technology, along with kindness and compassion, you get the unique experience that we strive to offer our patrons at Ankura Hospital for Women and Children. It is this constant effort to up the standards, to breach the already high benchmarks that we have set for ourselves – that has made the top destination for pediatric emergency appendectomy treatment in Hyderabad. And all our efforts seem to bear fruit when a happy, smiling family walks out of our centre, waving to us happily!