Appendectomy

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How can an Appendectomy help you?

Appendectomy is a medically necessary surgical procedure to remove an inflamed appendix, a small pouch-like organ that protrudes from the bottom of the colon. If you have appendicitis, you will feel acute pain on the lower right side of the abdomen. You should have the appendix removed without delays to prevent infections and other complications. Brand Surgical Institute offers minimally invasive, laparoscopic techniques to remove the inflamed appendix.

Why is an appendectomy necessary?

Appendicitis is a medical condition wherein the appendix located at the bottom right side of your abdomen becomes inflamed or infected. The appendix doesn’t serve any actual function, but an inflamed appendix can lead to numerous complications and severe abdominal pain. If the appendix bursts, harmful bacteria may spread through the abdominal cavities and trigger potentially fatal infections, such as peritonitis. That’s why an appendectomy is a medically necessary surgical procedure.

Signs and symptoms indicating
you may need an appendectomy:

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Constipation
  • Tummy swelling
  • Diarrhea
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Not feeling hungry

What happens during an appendectomy?

Brand Surgical Institute generally performs a minimally invasive, laparoscopic appendectomy to ensure optimal results and recovery. The surgeon will administer general anesthesia, so you will be asleep throughout the procedure. You will also receive muscle relaxants that prevent muscle spasms. The surgeon will make an incision near the belly button, insert a tiny tube (cannula) into the abdominal cavity, and deliver carbon dioxide gas to inflate the belly.

After inflating the belly to make more space for the operation, the surgeon will insert a laparoscope (a long tube with a camera) to visualize the appendix. The surgeon will make a few extremely small incisions to insert the surgical instruments, following which the appendix will be tied off and removed. If the surgeon notices signs of additional complications, additional steps might be taken to manage the complications.

Schedule a consultation for appendectomy in Glendale, CA

Brand Surgical Institute is a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center specializing in cutting-edge, minimally invasive surgical techniques. Our surgical experts use the latest and safest surgical techniques for all procedures, including an appendectomy. We also believe in informing patients about their health conditions and treatment options, empowering them to make smart decisions about their health. If you have the signs and symptoms of appendicitis, please schedule a consultation for an appendectomy in Glendale.

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