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APPENDECTOMY

PREPARING FOR AN APPENDECTOMY

Appendectomy is the operation in which the appendix is removed. It is normally performed as an urgent or emergency procedure to treat acute appendicitis. Appendectomy may be performed laparoscopic or as an open operation. 

STEPS TO BOOKING:

  1. Obtain a referral form from your physician

  2. Book an appointment with our office

  3. If you are using insurance (Present insurance card)

MEET THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

  • Consultation booking

  • Laboratory and Imaging test completed

  • Preoperative questionnaire

   

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Fast 12 hours prior to the procedure 

  • Remember to leave all valuables at home (jewelry, money etc.)

  • Refrain from smoking and use of alcoholic beverages

  • Shower the morning of the procedure 

SURGERY TIMELINE:

  • Patient assessment about 45 minutes after check in

  • Anesthesia takes about 15 minutes.

  • Surgery time is about 30-45 minutes (Varies Laparoscopic/Open)

  • Recovery requires 45 minutes to 1 hour

  • Upon clearance by the doctor the patient is released.

RESULTS TIMELINE:

  • Specimen taken to the laboratory 

  • Post operative guidelines given

  • Follow-up care

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BENEFITS: 

  • Partial on complete relief of symptoms of a abdominal pain related to appendicitis

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK:

  • Deep bleeding in abdominal activity 

  • Infection 

  • Chronic pain

  • Although the risks and complications may occur only very rarely they do sometimes occur and cannot be predicted or prevented by the physician