Laparoscopic Appendectomy Surgery | Nucleus Health

by birtanpublished on September 9, 2020

removal of the appendix called appendectomy is performed when appendicitis is suspected right lower abdominal pain fever and elevated white-blood-cell count are common symptoms and signs of appendicitis which

Usually occurs when a blockage develops between the appendix and the intestine this leads to infections swelling and distension if the appendix is not removed it can lead to a life-threatening perforation or rupture

The most common treatment for appendicitis is appendectomy which is almost always performed on an emergency basis laparoscopic techniques require only tiny keyhole incisions or puncture

Wounds to get inside your abdomen your surgeon will make a small keyhole incision near your bellybutton known as an umbilical port with a tube called a trocar gasps will then be pumped through this

Port to puff up your abdomen so its contents can be viewed more easily next your surgeon will insert a laparoscope through this port the laparoscope is a thin tube with a tiny camera on the end of it that projects images onto a

Monitor to guide your surgeons work using the laparoscope your surgeon will examine images of your appendix on the monitor to confirm that it's red and swollen if your appendix needs to be removed additional ports will be created

Your surgeon will pass surgical instruments through these other ports to grasp the appendix another instrument will be used to separate the appendix from the intestine and close the ends with staples the appendix will be placed

Into a specimen bag and removed through one of the ports at the end of the procedure the laparoscope and surgical instruments will be removed a port valve will be left in place briefly to allow the gas to escape from the abdomen the

Incisions will be closed with sutures followed by skin glue or skin closure tape if your appendix can't be removed laparoscopically your surgeon will switch to an open procedure reasons for

Switching to an open procedure include an extensive infection or abscess a perforated appendix which means there's a hole in it obesity dents scar tissue from previous abdominal surgery difficulty viewing the

Organs with the laparoscope and bleeding problems during the operation an open appendectomy is done directly through a slightly larger abdominal incision over your appendix or through a lower middline incision as needed

The surgeon will tie off the appendix with sutures and remove it then the incision will be closed with sutures or staples

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