Appendicitis happens when your appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects from your colon on the lower right side of your abdomen, becomes inflamed or infected and gets filled with pus.
Appendicitis causes acute and chronic abdominal pain, if left untreated, it can cause your appendix to burst. This can cause the infection to spill into blood and other organs in your abdominal cavity, which can be serious and sometimes fatal.
Buildup of hardened stool
Gastrointestinal infection or enlarged lymph nodes
Loss of appetite
Pain near the navel which moves to right side
Blockage of the appendix
If a doctor suspects appendicitis, they will perform a physical exam to check for tenderness in the lower right part of your abdomen and swelling or rigidity. They may also do a digital rectal exam.
Depending on the results of your physical exam,the doctor may order one or more tests to check for signs of appendicitis or rule out other potential causes of your symptoms. Some of the diagnostics used for appendicitis diagnosis include:-
Medication is usually not effective for treatment of appendicitis and surgery to remove the appendix is practically the option. The surgery used to treat appendicitis is known as an appendectomy which can either be an open surgery or a laparoscopic surgery.
An open surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and involves a large incision in the lower right side of the abdomen. During this procedure, the doctor removes your appendix and if your appendix has burstthe abdominal cavity is cleansed and the fluids drained out. Open surgery is usually the option in case of burst appendix.
In other cases, FirstCure doctors use a laparoscope to perform minimally invasive surgery in which a thin tube with a camera attached is inserted though small cuts made near the navel which enables the doctor to see inside. This involves less cuts, minimal pain, practically no scars and much faster recovery.
We understand that a surgery need can be stressful that’s why we want you to focus only on getting better and leave everything else to us. We simplify your surgery experience by bringing together:
We have some of the best surgeons who are highly reputed, skilled with most modern procedures and have atleast 10 years of experience. You can be rest assured of being in safe hands at all times.
We use the most advanced surgical procedures like laser, laparascopic and other minimal invasive procedures to ensure most convenient treatments, faster recovery and best results.
Our services are reasonably priced to make them accessible to the masses. We offer multiple payment options, no cost EMIs, discounted diagnostics tests while supporting a wide range of insurance policies.
FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from booking consultations, second opinions, arranging diagnostic tests, insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge and post-surgery follow-up consultation.
At FirstCure, our mission is to make your recovery process as simple, safe, care-filled and affordable as possible. Here’s how:
As each ailment requires a unique approach, get the right guidance from expert doctors and diagnostics to determine the surgical treatment.
Choose one of the FirstCure network hospitals and package curated for every budget and the day of surgery.
The access to advanced technology and doctor’s with in-depth surgical experience will ensure a fast recovery. Make use of our post-surgery free consultations for greater satisfaction for a smooth transition to your routines.
To schedule an appointment, you can either call us or send us an email at email@example.com. Our team will assist you in scheduling an appointment with one of FirstCure specialist doctors based on your medical condition.
FirstCure Counsellor will discuss and understand your condition and help you in planning your OPD and will connect you with the best surgeon based on your needs. Basis the Consultation with the surgeon, our Counsellor will guide you in choosing the best treatment option, package and hospital.
FirstCure only offers elective surgical procedures in various specializations which can be planned and scheduled in advance to take place on a particular day. It does not provide any kind of emergency services or equipped to handle trauma situations.
Yes, FirstCure Counsellor will assist you in consulting with the surgeons online through a call from anywhere and discuss their health condition. Basis the discussions, our doctor may prescribe the necessary medication and diagnostic tests.
Absolutely, FirstCure Counsellor can arrange a second opinion from one of its expert doctors. The appointment process will work similarly to how a new consultation happens. The doctor will review your case history (prescriptions, medications, test reports etc.) and confirm the treatment or recommend an alternative course. We can also arrange a second opinion from another FirstCure doctor after consultation with one of our doctors.
Your dedicated FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from organizing the surgery, handling insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge formalities and post-surgery follow-up consultation.
Our partner hospitals have a large variety of insurers empaneled with them because of which we are able to support cashless treatments in most of the cases. If you have a health insurance coverage for your surgery, depending on the insurance type and terms and conditions of the policy, we will assist you in all the paperwork required for cashless approvals and reimbursements. We ensure that the maximum possible amount gets approved and quickly.
No, FirstCure does not own or operate any hospital. It has partnered with hospitals which have the infrastructure to support our modern treatments where FirstCure surgeons perform the surgeries.