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Treatment of Appendicitis

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Cost for treatment

Appendectomy
 from  2195
General therapeutic rehabilitation
 from  565.57

Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich ranks among the top German hospitals in the Federal State of Bavaria! The hospital is a modern medical facility with the highest level of medical care and long traditions. The hospital operates on the basis of the Technical University of Munich and t

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Transplant Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of General, Abdominal, Transplant, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of General, Abdominal, Adult and Pediatric Transplant Surgery

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Surgery

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
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About the disease

Appendicitis is a condition, whereas the appendix, which is a thin tube located in the lower quadrant of the abdomen becomes inflamed and needs to be removed. According to an American site Healthline, this is an extremely common condition, affecting on average 5% of Americans during their lifetime. A person is more likely to have appendicitis between ages 10-30. It usually develops when too much bacteria start to multiply and accumulate in the appendix due to its obstruction. As a result, a pus starts to develop causing a person to experience acute pain. Overall, appendicits is considered to be more common among males than females, although the reason for that remains unknown. Obstruction of the appendix can develop as a result of an indigestion or any other stomach condition. It can develop suddenly without any underlying cause as well. 

Appendicitis usually develops gradually with mild cramps in the lower abdomen. With time, pain increases to the point it becomes unbearable. A pain also becomes more and more targeted and a person can feel it in the exact location near the belly button in the lower quadrant of the abdomen, where appendix is located. Usually, if the pain continues to grow more and more intense for the period of more than 4 hours, this is a medical emergency. The most dangerous complication of an appendicitis is the burst of the appendix, when pus can get to other abdominal organs such as intestines. In rare cases appendicitis can be a fatal disease if not treated on time. If  person experiences symptoms of this disease, which are described below, he/she shouldn`t take any laxatives or other drugs which can provoke the appendix to burst before it is removed. 

Symptoms

  • Pain near the belly button
  • Feeling of a gas in the stomach
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Diarrhea or, in rare cases, constipation
  • Fever

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination doctor will feel the abdomen of a patient to determine the exact source of pain. Usually pain is very targeted , so it is easy for a doctor to confirm the diagnosis.
  • Complete blood count test and urinalysis are sometimes used to rule out the possibility of other infections, which can cause similar symptoms, if there are any doubts if a patient indeed has obstruction of the appendix.
  • A pelvic exam is sometimes used for a woman to see if such symptoms are caused by other infections. Pregnant women who have appendicitis also need to undergo this exam to make sure that the baby is all right.

Treatment

  • Appendectomy is a common surgery, used for resection of the appendix in order to prevent rupture or abscess. This surgery is usually performed under the anesthesia. A doctor may use a laparoscope to remove the appendix, which is a less invasive surgery, or use the open surgery if there is risk of peritonitis or abscess. You will need to stay in the hospital for several days to fully recover and make sure that your microflora is back to normal.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed




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