Appendix Removal Surgery (Laparoscopic Appendectomy) in India
Appendix is a narrow, small, finger-shaped portion of the large intestine that hangs down from the lower right side of the abdomen. The appendix produces a bacteria destroying protein called immunoglobulins which help fight infection in the body. However, its function is not normal. People with removed appendix are not at increased risk of infection. Other organs take over appendix's role.
Appendicitis is a sudden inflammation of the appendix. If untreated, appendix can burst, causing infection and even death. Treatment requires an operation to remove the infected appendix
Symptoms of appendicitis
Laparoscopic Appendectomy (Appendix removal surgery)
The laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgical technique involves making several tiny cuts in the abdomen and inserting a miniature camera and surgical instruments. As many as three or four incisions are made. The surgeon then removes the appendix with the instruments, so there is usually no need to make a large incision in the abdomen. The camera projects a magnified image of the area onto a television monitor which helps guide the surgeons as they remove the appendix.