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Appendicectomy (Appendectomy) in Spain

Hospitals and medical centers in Spain performing Appendicectomy (Appendectomy).
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Dr. Javier Calleja Kempin

Head of Division of General and Digestive Surgery

Dr. Andrés Varela De Ugarte

Head of Division of Thoracic Surgery

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Hospitales San Roque

Hospitales San Roque has been consolidated over time in the health sector, with a strong bet for the future with the increase of its facilities and installations and the most advanced technologies designed to give the best health care and welfare to the patient.

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2,450 US$

Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Hospital Internacional Medimar

Medimar International Hospital is a tetriatry care hospital with 200 physicians, 50 resident and 150 affiliated, providing healthcare services to the residents of Alicante, as well as to over 25,000 foreign patients a year.

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5,000 - 5,500 US$

Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

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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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