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Appendix Surgery Cost in India 2022

If you are interested in knowing about Appendix surgery and its cost in various cities of India, you have landed on the right page. This article will have a discussion on the types of appendix surgeries, diagnostic tests performed, hospitalization duration and the total cost incurred (pre and post-treatment preparation) for it.

By Dr. Sayalee Karve

Updated on 19th, Apr'22

Appendix surgery or appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the inflamed and infected appendix. It is considered to be an emergency due to its unpredictable and serious consequences if not treated on time. The average cost of Appendix surgery in India is 40,000 INR.

 

What is the cost of Appendix Surgery in major cities of India?

 

Name of the City

Price range in INR

Mumbai

20,000 – 2,60,000

Bangalore

25,000 – 2,80,000

Delhi

17,000 – 1,70,000

Hyderabad

20,000 – 1,40,000

Chennai

21,000 – 1,23,168

Ahmedabad

30,000 – 1,50,000

Kolkata

18,000 – 3,00,000

Pune

15,000 – 1,40,000

 

In comparison to other countries like the USA or UK, the Appendix operation cost in India is affordable. Here is the comparison chart.

 

Country

Price range in $

India

130 – 6,560 $

USA

1,500 – 180,000 $

UK

1,162-4,480$

Australia

10,000 – 35,000 $

What is the various types of appendectomy cost in India?

 

Type of Appendix surgery

Cost in India (INR)

Laparoscopic appendectomy

From 20,000 up to 4,50,000

Open appendectomy

From 10,000 up to 3,80,000

 

 

Laparoscopic appendectomy: In this surgery, a small cut is made near the navel and a port is inserted through it. Through which, a cannula is inserted. Cannula is used to fill the abdomen cavity with carbon dioxide, which creates room for surgery and allows more clear images of the stomach cavity and its contents.

The cannula is removed and the laparoscope is inserted, which allows the process of surgery to be seen on the video screen, which assists the surgeon in the discovery of the appendix.

 

 

Open appendectomy

A large cut is made on the lower right side of the abdomen, which helps in the separation of stomach muscles and assists in finding the appendix. In case of a rupture in the appendix, abdominal fluid or swelling needs to be drained prior to the surgery. Normal saline solution is used for rinsing of the abdominal cavity. 

A common process involved in both types of appendectomy is closing the appendix with stitches, detaching it from the intestine and then finally removing it.

 

 

What is the cost for pre-operative preparation for appendix surgery in India?

 

Pre-operation preparations include consultation charges for the surgeon, diagnostic tests and medicines.

Pre-operative preparations

Cost in INR

Surgeon Consultation Fee

500 (per consultation)

Dietician Consultation Fee

-

Diagnostic test(Blood test, urine test, abdominal ultrasound, CT scan or MRI)

3100

Medicines (IV fluids, antibiotics, antiprotozoal and painkiller)

500 - 1000

 

What is the cost of post-operative preparation for appendix surgery in India?

Post-operative cost mainly includes surgeon consultation fee, dietician fee, hospitalization charges, cost of surgery and medicines. 

The total number of hospitalization days for appendix surgery is around 1 to 2 days.

Post-operative preparation

Cost in India(INR)

Surgery Cost (depends on type of appendectomy, city and hospital setting)

10,000– 5,00,000 (can range anywhere between these two points)

Hospitalization charges (ICU + hospital room)/ day

20,000 – 40,000

Cost of Medicine

1,000

Surgeon Consultation Fee

500 (per consultation)

Dietician Fee

500 (per consultation)

 

Cost of Open vs Laparoscopic appendectomy in a private hospital in India

Based on type of appendix surgery 

Hospital room

Cost in India (INR)

 

Open appendectomy

General Ward

20,000

Semi private Ward

25,000

Private Ward 

35,000

 

Laparoscopic appendectomy

General Ward

30,000

Semi private Ward

35,000

Private Ward 

40,000

 

What are the other factors that affect the appendicitis surgery cost in India?

  • Type of hospital – Private or Government (total cost of hospitalization). For example, appendix operation cost in government hospitals in India is on the lower side than the private hospitals in India.
  • Medicines – Sometimes the cost may vary from city to city.
  • Health conditions – Any comorbidities can increase the overall cost of treatment
  • Cost of diagnostic assessments and processes – Varies on the type of hospital setting, whether private or government.
  • Consultation charges of the surgeon – Varies from city to city and based on the type of hospital.
  • Post-surgery follow-up charges- This usually includes consultation fees, diagnostic tests and medicines. Cost may vary for every patient.
  • Type of appendectomy surgery – Laparoscopic surgery is costlier as compared to open appendectomy. Depending on the type of surgery, the cost may change.

 

 

Disclaimer: This article is on the cost of appendix surgery in India and data about it is only for your informational purpose and is subject to change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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