Appendectomy (Appendix removal)
An Appendectomy is a procedure to treat appendicitis, a painful swelling of the appendix. The appendix is a small, thin pouch about 5 to 10cm connected to the large intestine.
Causes of Appendicitis
You can get appendicitis at any age but it is most common in children and young people aged between 10 and 30 years. Nobody knows exactly what the appendix does, but removing it is not harmful.
Removal of the appendix is a very common procedure, usually done laproscopically (keyhole surgery), whereby several small cuts are made in the abdomen, allowing special surgical instruments to be inserted.
Open surgery, where a larger, single cut is made in the abdomen, is usually used if the appendix has burst or access is more difficult.
It usually takes a couple of weeks to make a full recovery after your appendix has been removed. If you have open surgery it may take 2 to 4 weeks.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Appendectomy (Appendix removal) treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread the cost of your treatment over a number of months. If you are using your health insurance, please contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Hatfield
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in December 2017
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, X-ray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
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General Surgery Pricing Guide at One Hatfield Hospital
This is a list of guide prices for some of common General Surgery treatments and procedures.
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