APPENDICITIS

Acute Appendicitis

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.

If the appendix ruptures and the patient develops 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 appendix pain is sometimes very severe and if the appendix ruptures it may pose danger to the life of the patient.

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 our hospital in Mohali.

Appendix Treatment

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 or a minimally imvasive surgery done specifically by trained surgeon). Appendix pain is generally very sharp and can happen to all ages. Adults as well as children can have this pain and may need surgery. In case of childre a paediatric surgeon is an ideal choice for surgery.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy is a common surgery, and carries only a small risk of complications. The Laparoscopic Appendicectomy or appendix removal surgery means making three or more tiny openings less than a centimeter in size across the lower part of the abdomen. The appendix is freed and taken out through one of the openings. The openings are then closed up. Hospital stay is just 1 to 2 days and recovery period is also very fast.

Best Doctors and Cost

Dr Majid Rasool Wani is one of the most qualified and extensively trained General & Laparoscopic Surgeon for doing Laparoscopic Appendix Surgery at Bahra Hospital. The cost of Lap Appendix Surgery at Bahra Hospital is Rs. 45,000 - Rs. 60,000 depending upon the room category chosen. The hospital stay is 1-2 days and the patient is called for followup after 5 days. The patient is called to the hospital for removal of stitches 15 days after the surgery.

If you have an individual health insurance policy then this surgery is covered after a period of 2 years from the date of inception of the policy. However if you are a beneficiary of company given policy then the surgery is covered from day one. Always go through the terms of your health insurance policy like room rent capping and co-payment to avoid any kind of financial shocks later on.

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Bahra Superspecialty Hospital is the biggest private hospital in the Tricity of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula. Spread over 12 acres, the hospital has 250 beds at present which can be expanded to 1000 beds. Mr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra who is one of the most distinguished educationist in India has setup this hospital in the Kharar area of Mohali, Punjab.

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Bahra Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of its patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse.

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Our team of doctors include some of the best medical professionals in the field of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedics, Laparoscopic Surgery, Obgyn, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, ENT, Skin, Psychiatry, Dental and Physical Therapy.

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