Dr. S. P. Mahato
Laparoscopic Appendicectomy in kolkata
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery has became the Gold standard for any Gallbladder related diseases. It is a key hole surgery in which small cuts are made and specialised tools are used to remove a diseased or inflamed gallbladder. It is less invasive and less painful than an open cholecystectomy.
Dr Susenjit Prasad Mahato is an eminent laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgeon in Kolkata, specialist for Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery. He has done many difficult Gallbladder cases as well. One such case of left sided Gallbladder surgery drew attention of media houses and became the talk of the town in 2021.
What is Appendix?
The appendix is a small, tube-shaped pouch attached to our large intestine. It’s located in the lower right side of our abdomen. The exact purpose of the appendix is yet to known. A review of the relevant available research, published in October 2016 in the journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology, concluded that the appendix is not a rudimentary organ but it is playing an “important part” in intestinal immune system. It may help us to recover from diarrhoea, inflammation and infections of the small and large intestines. These may sound like important functions, but human body can still function properly without an appendix.
What is Appendicitis?
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. Appendix can rapidly inflamed and swollen and form pus. This buildup of bacteria and pus can cause pain around the umbilicus that spreads to the lower right section of the abdomen. Walking or coughing can make the pain worse. One may also experience nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
It is important to seek treatment right away if one having symptoms of appendicitis. When the condition goes untreated, the appendix can burst (perforated appendix) and release bacteria and other harmful substances into the abdominal cavity. This can be life-threatening and will lead to a longer hospital stay. So, i t’s crucial to remove the appendix right away, before the appendix can rupture. Once an appendicectomy is performed, most people recover quickly and without complications.
Symptoms of Appendicitis:
- abdominal pain that starts suddenly near the umbilicus and spreads to the lower right side of the abdomen
- abdominal swelling
- rigid abdominal muscles cramps
- constipation or diarrhea
- nausea and vomiting
- loss of appetite
- low-grade fever
Although pain from appendicitis typically occurs in the lower right side of the abdomen, pregnant women may have pain in the upper right side of the abdomen. This is because the appendix is higher during pregnancy.
Indications of Appendicectomy:
- Acute Appendicitis.
- Recurrent Appendicitis.
- Interval Appendicectomy after drainage of Appendicular Abscess or after resolved Appendicular Mass.
- Carcinoid Tumor at the tip of appendix < 2cm.
- Mucocele of Appendix.
- Stump Appendicitis etc.
Laparoscopic Appendicectomy is the standard treatment for almost all appendicular diseases.