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An appendicectomy is a procedure carried out to treat severe appendicitis. The doctor will first make a number of small cuts in your child’s abdomen and then use special instruments including a small tube with a light and camera (laparoscope) to remove their appendix. If the appendix has ruptured your doctor may need to perform an open procedure, which requires a bigger cut down your child’s abdomen.

The cuts will either be closed with dissolvable or standard stitches, which will be removed by a nurse at a later date.

The procedure usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour and your child will be asleep for the duration.

Appendicectomy Costs

ProcedureLength of stayProcedure priceProcedure code
Appendicectomy1 Night£4,330H0210

What's included?

  • Overnight accommodation in a private en-suite room, including nursing care and patient meals.
  • Consultant Surgeon and Consultant Anaesthetist professional fees.
  • Theatre procedure including medication and consumables pertaining to the procedure being performed.
  • Pre-admission assessment with a nurse.
  • Inpatient physiotherapy, if required.
  • Discharge medication pertaining to the condition being treated by this package.

What's not included?

  • Additional procedures and additional prosthesis, if required.
  • Intensive Care or High Dependency Care, if required.
  • Additional diagnostics, pathology and histology if carried out.
  • Personal expenses – telephone calls, additional catering, etc.

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