Repair of inguinal hernia as day care (ambulatory) vs inpatient (routine) surgery, Study at Mayo Hospital, Lahore
Keywords:Hernia, Inguinal. Day Care. Ambulatory Surgical Procedures. Cross-Sectional Study. Surgical Mesh. Inpatient. Laparoscopy. Length of Stay. Polypropylenes.
This cross sectional, comparative study carried out in the Department of Surgery, Mayo Hospital, Lahore over a period of one year. Study include 80 patients divided in two equal groups i.e., day care (ambulatory) and inpatient (routine). To compare postoperative complication, economic benefits, routine daily activity and also to evaluate acceptance of day surgery in our set up. Those belonging to day surgery were worked up on OPD basis and in inpatient group admitted 1 day before surgery. General, regional or local anaesthesia used either alone or in combination and procedures performed were herniotomy or herniorrhaphy. The final results were conclusive enough to show that day care hernia can be successfully performed in one set up and comparable results in terms of operative & postoperative complications can be obtained and are matchable to any hernia centre. Hospital stay and expenses of treatment on hospital resources are significantly reduced.
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