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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, 2009, Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 67-71
DOI: 10.33762/bsurg.2009.55389

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