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Appendicectomy (Appendectomy) in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Appendicectomy (Appendectomy).

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Clinica UNIBE

Clinica UNIBE is a full-service private medical center, providing outpatient medical care, cosmetic, orthopedic, urologic, gynecologic, ophthalmic, maxillofacial and general surgery.

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Dr. Danilo Sánchez

General Surgery

Dr. Mario Murillo

General Surgery

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3,000 US$

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Salutaris Medical Center

A short-stay surgical clinic and outpatient facility specializing in cosmetic, general and orthopedic surgery. The clinic is accustomed to treating patients from the United States, Latin America and Europe.

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Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.

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Hospital Angeles

A complete medical facility specializing in many disciplines that was built especially to cater medical tourists.

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Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.

6 listed general surgeons:

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Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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Dr. Pedro L. Puebla

Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery

Dr. Alejandro Gomez Aguirre

Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery

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Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

A modern, technologically advanced medical center, designed to handle complex procedures in a variety of medical specialties, with over 100 physicians. The staff can speak English and Spanish, and can asist with transporation and accommodations.

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San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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About Appendicectomy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is an Appendicectomy?
Appendicectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix when it becomes infected or inflamed. The appendix is an organ that is finger-shaped and extends from the initial portion of the large intestine. Appendicitis may produce symptoms like abdominal pain located around the navel and lower right region of the abdomen. You may also experience symptoms like fever, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite if you have appendicitis. It becomes life-threatening when an infected appendix may become perforated which will cause it to leak and infect the whole abdomen.

Appendicitis is difficult to diagnose among children, elderly patients and women. The doctor will conduct some tests to confirm if the symptoms are caused due to appendicitis. The results of these tests will determine if an Appendicectomy is required. However, an Appendicectomy is normally done as an emergency surgery if the patient has acute appendicitis.

How is Appendicectomy performed?
There are 2 methods used to perform Appendicectomy:

  • Laparoscopic Appendicectomy
    This method is commonly used to do an Appendicectomy. A laparoscope is used in this method of surgery. A laparoscope is a thin flexible endoscopic tube with a camera attached to it. Small incisions are made in the abdomen through which a laparoscope and other instruments are inserted to perform the surgery. A laparoscopic Appendicectomy produces a quicker recovery and less post-operative pain.
  • Open Appendicectomy
    In this method, an incision of 2 or 3 inches is made on the lower right region of the abdomen. The surgeon examines the area to see if there are any additional problems, after which the appendix is removed. To remove the appendix, the appendix is first freed from its connection to the abdomen and colon. Then the appendix is cut and the surgeon stitches over the hole that is left in the colon. If the appendix is perforated and an abscess is formed, the abdomen is washed out completely during the surgery. To drain out the liquid and pus, a small rubber tube is used, which goes out from the abscess through the skin. The incision in the abdomen is then stitched and closed.

What are the preoperative preparations for an Appendicectomy?
  • Before an Appendicectomy is performed, there are some preoperative preparations which include:
    • Blood tests
    • White blood cells count
    • CT scan and ultrasound if the diagnosis is not clear
  • Before the surgery, intravenous fluids are given to keep you hydrated.
  • Your stomach needs to be empty before the surgery to avoid complications during the surgery.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Laparoscopic Appendicectomy: Approximately 90 minutes Open Appendicectomy: Approximately 60 minutes

Days admitted : 3 to 4 days. If the patient’s appendix is perforated, the duration of stay in the hospital is prolonged to 4 to 7 days.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : - After the surgery the patient is put in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) for the anesthesia to wear out. - The patient’s temperature, breathing intervals, and heart rate are checked. - The patient is transferred to the hospital room after the anesthesia wears off. - Patients can usually resume normal activities within 1 to 3 weeks after being discharged from the hospital - If the appendix is ruptured or if there is formation of abscess, recovery is slower than normal.

Risks : The complications that are involved in an Appendicectomy are: - Infection - Bleeding - Abscess - Intestine obstruction - Breathing problems - Adverse effects of medication

After care : - Liquid diet is given to the patient in the morning after the surgery. If the body tolerates these well, solid diet can be started. - Intravenous supply is removed after the patient starts eating and drinking. - Pain medication to relieve the surgical pain is provided. - After the patient is discharged from the hospital, care should be taken to keep the incision area dry and covered. - The doctor should be informed if the patient has fever and pain, and also if the wounds start bleeding or if pus is formed.

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