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Laparoscopic, G.I. & colorectal surgery, Navi Mumbai, India

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Appendix removal surgery (Laparoscopic Appendectomy)

Laparoscopy Appendix operation means less pain and early return to work

Laparoscopic Appendix Surgery(Appendectomy)

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Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. Laparoscopic Appendectomy or Appendix Removal Surgery is routinely done at almost all the top hospitals in Mumbai, India. It involves making tiny incisions in the abdomen and removing appendix through it. Laparoscopic Surgeons are extensively trained to do surgeries using laparoscope (a thin telescope)

Dr Nitish Jhawar is laparoscopic & Colorectal Surgeon at Neoalta Specialty Clinic Vashi & Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi Navi Mumbai with more than 17 years’ experience in Laparoscopic Surgery.

If appendix becomes infected it must be surgically removed (emergency appendicectomy or appendectomy) before it perforates (burst) and spreads the infection to entire abdomen (peritonitis). Burst Appendix can be dangerous and may lead to death.

Symptoms & Diagnosis of Appendicitis

What Are the Symptoms of Appendicitis?

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Following are usual symptoms of appendicitis-Pain in right lower Abdomen- may worsen during walking or coughing, fever usually occur within several hours, loss of appetite, nausea vomiting, constipation chills/shaking – Appendicitis is a surgical emergency.

How is Appendicitis Diagnosed?

It is essentially a clinical diagnosis. There is no laboratory test or radiological test yet that is 100% diagnostic. USG and CT scan done by a good radiologist has an accuracy of greater than 90% but it may be negative. Diagnostic laparoscopy has a sensitivity and specificity of 100%.

Treatment Options Available for Appendicitis

The ideal treatment is surgical removal. Mild appendicitis may sometimes be cured with medicine(antibiotic), but removal of appendix at later date to prevent recurrence may be done which is called interval appendectomy. More serious cases are treated with emergency surgery to remove appendix. Surgeons use either an open or laparoscopic appendectomy surgery to remove appendix.

What is Laparoscopic Appendectomy?

In general anaesthesia a small incision is made at the naval and thin tube carrying the video camera is inserted .The surgeon inflates the abdomen with CO2 to provide room for surgery to be performed .Next two instruments are inserted. The instruments clears fat around the appendix, controls bleeding and ligate the base of appendix. They help to cut the appendix and it is then removed from tiny naval incision.

Preparation & Recovery for Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Preparation for Laparoscopic appendix surgery

One should not eat or drink within 6-8 hrs of surgery.

Patient can be admitted on day of surgery in the morning or one day in advance. Anaesthesia fitness is given by anaesthetist. Laparoscopic appendectomy operation is typically over in about 45 minutes to an hour, depending upon the operative findings.

Recovery after Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Once the operation is over patient is kept in the recovery room where a strict watch is kept.

Post appendicectomy you patient will be kept fasting for a minimum period of 6 hours. The period of fasting may be increased depending upon how severely inflamed the appendix was. During the period of fasting IV antibiotics, pain killers and IV fluids are given. Once oral intake is resumed, depending upon bowel movements full normal diet can be resumed.

What are the Benefits of Laparoscopic Appendectomy?

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Faster recovery time and return to normal activity
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Minimally sized incision

But every Patient may not be fit to Undergo Laparoscopic Appendectomy.

Patient with cardiac disease and COPD are usually not good candidates for laparoscopic appendix surgery. Also patient on radiotherapy and immunocompromised patients cannot undergo this procedure.

Appendix operation cost in Mumbai

Cost of Laparoscopic Appendix operation in Navi Mumbai/Mumbai varies with the hospital set up and your exact diagnosis. In a small nursing home cost may be INR 50,000/- to 70,000 approx. Whereas cost in few top hospitals in Navi Mumbai may be INR 80,000/- to 1, 00,000/- approx./.

Enquire Details about Laparoscopic Appendix Removal Surgery including cost of operation at Fortis Hiranadani Hospital Vashi Navi Mumbai.


What patient says about Dr. Nitish Jhawar

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    I was diagnosed with gall stones a year ago in Delhi, I showed it to a doctor at M.... hospital, he .... asked me to get a surgery done and get my gall removed on any date of my choice, I was sacred and too young to get it done I got a vibe from doctor that for him it’s just a small things, however according to for a patient it’s important first be convinced on the urgency to get it done and feel safe . A year later I shifted to Mumbai and started having a frequent pain in shoulder blades and gall area. It went sharp this time. We went to Dr Nitish , as oppose to Delhi doc, Dr Nitish was very polite, first asked us to get the scan done and understand the current scenario, the scan showed one big 17 mm stone which was earlier also there but this time also there were multiple various sized stones as well along with the big one. Dr Nitish examined the scan, explained me and my husband about the condition and need of surgery or else the stone Would have slipped in the panacea or bile calling for a bigger operation. He explained diagramatically . He was patient in explaining, gave us time to think and be convinced. We were ready and then he performed it . It was flawless, quick and went well. He is a very experienced and fine surgeon , he is caring and doesn’t create panic at all rather he takes it slowly and makes patient comfortable. It was lapro, it’s been 2 months I m writing this . I faced no issues till now. Fortis staff was also very caring and good. I would mention fortis Vashi in specific. Good follow up diet makes it normal. I would strongly recommend Dr Nitish. He knows his job perfectly. He is not money minded at all. He would recommend surgery only if it’s required.

  • I had surgery of my left hydrocele on 27th May 2017 by Dr Nitish Jhawar. An excellent experience of service I got particularly from Dr Jhawar. He is not only a qualified experienced doctor but also a splendid human being. Thanks a lot.

  • It was a Laparoscopic operation for the removal of Gall Bladder (stones). I had developed on and off pain in abdomen before the operation, after the operation feeling good, totally pain free. Thanks and respect for handling my case very well.

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    I met doctor Nitish for piles problem and wanted to undergo LASER procedure only, my operation is successful and I thank doctor for being a good human being and great surgeon.

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    I was suffering from piles since long time. For bleeding heavily I met Dr Nitish Jhawar and after meeting him decided to go for Stapler surgery for piles. I found him a doctor who listens to our problem and explains properly.

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    I got diagnosed about a year back but was avoiding operation for Hernia repair, Dr Nitish Jhawar explained me why surgery should be done and I chose surgery by laparoscopy method. I am happy with the doctor and the hospital.

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    I visited for Gall Bladder removal by Laparoscopy after searching for best laparoscopic surgeon. After meeting dr my fear for surgery was vanished and my surgery went well and recovery was smooth.

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    Honest doctor, expert in his field....can trust his words

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    Very good he describe everything in very pleasant manner about the problem which was very helpful to me to understand my disease.

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    Very nice. Doctor is very patient and gives you correct advice.

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    He is very erudite and smart at getting to the bottleneck of the problem. And before realized he had pinched away d growth bothering me near my anal area.

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    Dr. Jhawar is few of the best doctors in town. Extremely pleasant and comfortable experience