By: Lucy Mawufemor Kpeglo
A consultant paediatric surgeon at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Victor Etwire has broken the myth surrounding surgical procedures by indicating that undergoing surgery is a good treatment when required.
Discussing the topic, “Appendicitis” on GTV Breakfast Show, the surgeon threw more light on understanding the causes and symptoms of Appendicitis.
Appendicitis, he said, usually appears when the appendix get inflamed and one symptom is usually a pain in the right abdomen. Other symptoms he mentioned include nausea, diarrhea and pain when urinating.
According to him, Appendicitis is quite common and involves a surgical treatment to get rid of it .
Speaking about its surgical treatment, the surgeon generally broke the myth surrounding any surgical procedure.
“I think being a surgeon, I should break the myth of surgery. Surgery is equally a good form of Therapy” Dr Etwire said.
He further advised that people should reduce their worries concerning any surgical procedure when referred to one.
“We should not be reluctant when a doctor says that I’m sorry you need to have surgery. Surgery is a good modality of therapy so we should ascribe to it “ he added