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11- LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY, TRUE OUTPATIENT PROCEDURE (Is it possible to shorten the hospital stay?)

Hamid Boserwel --- Salim M ALBassam --- Abdulhadi Mossa Mohamad

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2009 Volume: 15 Issue: 1 Pages: 67-71
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is currently considered the gold standard for the managment ofgallbladder stones. Many hospitals have employed short stay wards for monitoring patients aftersurgery. The meaning of the early discharge as true outpatient surgery is controversial. Toachieve this objective there is a need to shorten the hours of hospital stay by: Appropriateselection criteria and discharge protocol, Peroperative technical modification and manipulation,Procedures to control pain, nausea and vomiting. This study was carried at EndosurgeryCentre, Ibensena University Hospital, Sirte, libya.

Keywords

LAPAROSCOPIC --- CHOLECYSTECTOMY --- TRUE OUTPATIENT PROCEDURE