April 8, 2020
Appendectomy keyhole surgery is needed when the appendix begins to fail and it becomes inflamed or infected. This is called appendicitis.
The appendix is a small organ that produces a protein, called immunoglobulin, that kills bacteria, helping fight the body’s infections.
The solution for these cases is to have the appendix removed. This is necessary because when presenting a problem, there is a risk that it can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, becoming fatal for the patient.
Dr Miguel Li is our specialist surgeon in Lima, Peru with more than twenty years of experience. Appendix surgery is called an appendectomy and can also be performed laparoscopically, as this results in better results and more benefits for the patient. This surgery consists of using small surgical incisions and a camera, where you can see an enlarged image of the internal organs through a screen.
The benefits of Laparoscopic Appendectomy are:
- Less scarring, and therefore, it has better aesthetic results after healing.
- Less postoperative abdominal pain. Always a good thing!
- Less hospital time which is great for the patient and also for the clinic.
- Quick return to daily activities so that you can keep on living your life.
- Faster return of intestinal function.
It is important to remember that you must follow the post-care instructions that your doctor tells you and take the medications that you will be prescribed. After laparoscopic appendectomy surgery, most patients recover very quickly and feel much better after a few days. However, the body sometimes takes a little longer to fully heal so some patience on part of the patient is needed.
Dr Miguel Li is available and here to help with any questions or concerns about the appendectomy surgery.
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