Appendix Treatment at GNH
The appendix is a small, finger shaped pouch of intestine that extends from the first part of the large intestine. It is found in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. The purpose of the appendix is unknown; however it is not believed to have any significant function.
Appendicectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the appendix from the abdomen. It can be performed either with a small incision on the abdomen or laparoscopically (key hole surgery done specifically by trained surgeon).
If the appendix ruptures and the patient develop peritonitis, the doctors would be prescribing antibiotics. Our surgeon will need to drain out the infected material and disinfect the abdominal cavity. The pain of appendix is felt in the right side of abdomen and a simple ultrasound is done to diagnose the condition of acute appendicitis. The pain is sometimes very severe and if the appendix ruptures it may pose danger to the life of the patient. GNH Hospital is located about 20 minutes drive from the New Delhi International Airport in the city of Gurgaon.
Why Appendix Surgery is done?
An Appendicectomy is advised if the individual has:
Acute Appendicitis (inflamed appendix)
Tumor of the Appendix
Acute Appendicitis is best diagnosed during clinical examination by a surgeon. In some cases it can also show up in an ultrasound investigation or a CT Scan investigation both of which facilities are available at GNH Hospital.
What is done during the surgery?
Laparoscopic Appendectomy is a common surgery, and carries only a small risk of complications. The Laparoscopic Appendicectomy means making three or more tiny openings less than a centimeter in size across the lower part of the abdoment. The appendix is freed and taken out through one of the openings. The openings are then closed up.
The doctors and surgeons at GNH Hospital, Gurgaon which include Dr Subrat Saxena and Dr Sumita Singh are general and laparoscopic surgeons and have vast experience in the field of both Open and Laparoscopic Appendix Surgery.
Cost of Appendix Surgery
The cost of Appendix Surgery in India at GNH Hospital ranges between 62-75 thousand for the open and the Laparoscopic procedures depending upon the health of the patient. Also at GNH Hospital cashless facility is available for the insurance card holders. Gurgaon in India gets a large number of international patients from all parts of the world for all kinds of high end surgical treatments. There are several reasonably priced guest houses in Gurgaon and food suiting all nationalities is easily available at Gurgaon. Indian restaurants also offer several delicacies at reasonable cost.
For more details on Appendix or other treatments, please call at 91-8800188334