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Appendix surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries around the world. The timely removal of the appendix is extremely critical to the well-being of a person. If appendix ruptures, it can even be a life-threatening situation. Thus, the surgery should be performed right after any symptoms are noticed before the situation gets complicated.
Appendix surgery in Pakistan is performed by well-qualified surgeons and this surgery has been successful in the majority of the cases. In this article, we’ll take a look at the five important things that you should know about appendix surgery in Pakistan.
What is appendix surgery?
Appendix Surgery or an appendectomy is the surgery in which the appendix is removed. It’s a very common emergency surgery around the world performed to treat appendicitis, an inflammatory condition of the appendix. When the appendix in your body becomes inflamed and swollen, bacteria quickly multiply inside the organ which can lead to the formation of pus. This results in pain around the belly button that spreads to the lower right section of the abdomen. You may experience nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea like symptoms.
Best surgeons for appendix surgery in Pakistan:
Prof. Dr. Syed Imran Hussain Andrabi:
Prof. Dr. Syed Imran Hussain Andrabi is a consultant general and laparoscopic surgeon. Dr. Andrabi is foreign qualified with the following degrees: MBBS, FCPS (Pak), FRCS (Ire), Intercollegiate Specialty Board Certified FRCS in General Surgery from Royal College of Surgeons of UK and Ireland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Dublin) and has 22 years of experience.
His areas of interest include appendix surgery and he is one of the best surgeons in Lahore for this. Dr. Andrabi is famous for managing patients as if he’s treating a family member i.e with respect and dignity. He is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon with a solid professional background and more than 30 publications.
Dr. Maryam Jamil
Dr. Maryam Jamil is a consultant general surgeon practicing at Doctors Hospital, Lahore. She did her MBBS from Lahore Medical and Dental College, FCPS in General Surgery from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan and MRCS in Medicine from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh UK. She is also working as assistant professor at Lahore Medical and Dental College.
Her special areas of interest include appendix surgery in which she has an experience of 6 years in this field.
Dr. Saqib Zeeshan:
Dr. Saqib Zeeshan is a consultant laparoscopic surgeon practicing at Horizon Hospital, Lahore and Bahria International Hospital, Lahore. He is a specialist in performing appendix surgery and has done MBBS, FCPS, FRCS and FRCSI and has an experience of 23 years in this field.
Dr. Aatif Inam Shami:
Dr. Aatif Inam Shami is one of the best general surgeons in Islamabad practicing at Max Health Hospital. He is specialized in performing appendix surgery. You can easily book an online appointment with Dr. Aatif Inam Shami through Marham. Call at 0311-1222398 to confirm his timings or book an appointment.
Appendix Surgery Cost In Pakistan
The cost of appendix surgery varies on a number of factors such as a surgeon who performs the surgery, materials used and the hospital expenditure/equipment. Appendix surgery cost in Pakistan ranges from PKR 75,000 – 200,000.
FAQs about Appendix Surgery:
Q: How long is recovery after appendix operation?
A: You can get back to a normal routine after 1 to 3 weeks of surgery if it’s laparoscopic surgery. In the case of open surgery, it takes 2 to 4 weeks.
Q: How serious is an appendix surgery?
A: Appendix surgery is performed to remove the appendix immediately when an infection makes it inflamed and swollen. If your appendix ruptures, it can be a life-threatening situation that requires emergency surgery.
Q: What happens after you get your appendix removed?
A: You may experience conditions like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It’s important to seek treatment right away if you’re having symptoms of appendicitis.
Appendix Surgery Success Rate:
Appendix surgery has seen almost a 99% success rate. With any operation, there are chances of complications, however, appendix surgery is successful in most of the cases.
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