Appendicitis

What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix, a small pouch attached to the intestine on the lower right side. This organ’s actual function isn’t clear. It is believed that the appendix may help our body recover from infections and inflammations of the intestine like diarrhea, but the body can function just as well without its help. This is why it is removed when it gets inflamed. The procedure to remove the appendix is called appen dectomy. Appendectomy or appendicitis surgery is a common emergency procedure that our experts at Houston are well-versed with.

What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

  • Sudden stomach pain from the belly button to the lower right abdomen
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • low-grade fever
  • abdominal swelling
  • rigid abdominal muscles
  • constipation or diarrhea

If you notice you or a person you are around are beginning to complain about appendicitis symptoms, visit a surgical clinic or hospital immediately. It is possible that, if it is in fact due to an inflamed appendix, the organ may burst which could be fatal.

How is appendicitis treated?

The necessity for an appendectomy arises when the appendix is inflamed due to an infection. This infection, caused by clogged bacteria and/or stool in the opening of the appendix, causes the small organ to swell up. If it isn’t treated immediately, your appendix could keep swelling up, leading to it eventually bursting, spreading the infection to the rest of the abdomen. You may develop a case of peritonitis or an abscess in the abdomen. They both require immediate, emergency surgery.

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Dr. Shakir saved the life of my wife. She suffered a ruptured colon late on a Saturday night during the peak of the COVID-19. He operated on her late that same night. As I was not allowed into the hospital, I only received phone calls before and after the operation. He talked to me the next day and made it very clear to me that her recovery would be a day at a time concern and that she was very sick. I very much felt that she was in very capable and professional care. A few months later he was able to perform a reversal operation to make her whole again. We are very pleased with the outcome of this set of events and we are forever grateful for his skill as a surgeon and doctor.

 

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Dr. Shakir saved the life of my wife. She suffered a ruptured colon late on a Saturday night during the peak of the COVID-19. He operated on her late that same night. As I was not allowed into the hospital, I only received phone calls before and after the operation. He talked to me the next day and made it very clear to me that her recovery would be a day at a time concern and that she was very sick. I very much felt that she was in very capable and professional care. A few months later he was able to perform a reversal operation to make her whole again. We are very pleased with the outcome of this set of events and we are forever grateful for his skill as a surgeon and doctor.

 

Wendy Brown

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The simplest, fastest solution is to remove the appendix altogether. The surgery is a simple, routine emergency surgery that is a complete solution for appendicitis treatment. Our expert surgical team at Surgical Associates of Southern Texas boast of successful appendectomy procedures routinely.

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Double Board Certified Dr. Shakir also performs Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery for a variety of general surgical problems including Gallbladder and Hernias. Dr. Shakir is board certified in General Surgery as well as Surgical Oncology. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, he is an avid traveler and besides this, he also enjoys playing squash and cricket.

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