Fast Facts about Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Dr. Raman Singla said that laparoscopic appendectomy is safe and effective for treating children with appendicitis. Appendectomy is an operation to remove the appendix when it has become inflamed; an inflamed appendix is called appendicitis (uh-pen-di-SIGH-tus).
Appendicitis must be treated with surgery right away; if left untreated, the appendix could rupture (burst) and cause a life-threatening or fatal infection.
Your child’s surgery will be done under general anesthesia (an-es-THEEZ-ya), which means that he or she will be asleep during the  surgery.
The surgery will take about 1 hour.
Your child will most likely go home within 24 to 36 hours after the surgery. If there is infection from the appendix bursting, he or she will be in the hospital from 5 to 7 days.

A Parent’s/Guardian’s Role During the Surgery 

The most important role of a parent or guardian is to help your child stay calm and relaxed before the surgery. The best way to help your child stay calm is for you to stay calm.

    You are encouraged to talk to your child or hold his or her hand before the surgery, while sleep medication is given, and while in recovery.
    You may bring along a “comfort” item — such as a favorite stuffed animal or “blankie” — for your child to hold before and after the surgery.

At Home After the Surgery 

After your child is discharged and goes home, he or she should take it easy for the next 1 to 2 weeks.

    If your child goes home within 1 or 2 days of the surgery, his or her diet should be restricted to liquids, such as water, Gatorade®, Popsicles®, Kool-aid®, broth, or clear juices.  Within 2 days your child may slowly return to his or her regular diet.
    If your child had a lap appendectomy without a ruptured appendix, no follow-up visit with the surgeon is needed.
    If your child’s appendix had ruptured, the surgeon will want to see your child for a follow-up visit within 2 to 3 weeks of the surgery.

Our Patient Testimonial:
Doctor Raman Singla is Specializes in Treatment Of Appendicitis In Children.He is the Director of Radiance Hospital Mohali. Radiance Hospital is  is a multispeciality hospital situated in the Mohali,Kharar equipped with high tech & modern facilities for advanced medical care.
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