DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20213596

A prospective study of 100 cases of day care surgery in inguinal hernia

Bhavesh Vaishnani, Rahul Khokhar, Mohit Chauhan

Abstract


Background: Day care or ambulatory surgery is a concept familiar to surgeons since time immemorial more so now as world over it has been re-evolved into a specialty in the modern medical care scenario. The patients and the procedures are selected in such a way so as to cause minimal harm or disturbance to the patient and his life.

Methods: Present prospective study was conducted on 100 patients at the department of surgery, PDU medical college, Rajkot, Gujarat for the duration of one and half years. Patient's history had been taken regarding duration of illness, complain, and physical examination was done. With local examination of each specific cases done and then post-operative follow up was taken.

Results: None of the patients had major immediate complications out of 100 patients, 18% of patients had minor immediate post op. 2 out of 100 patients had stay for more than 23 hours, due to immediate post-operative complications and 4 patients had to be re admitted post discharge. 96% of inguinal hernia patients are satisfied with the concept of day care surgery that proves acceptance for day care surgery.

Conclusions: Day care surgery is suitable for patients of all age groups as seen in our study for inguinal hernia management. Looking at the advantages of reduction of hospital stay, less post-operative pain and greater satisfaction, day care hernia should be promoted.


Keywords


Hernia, Hospital stay, Pain, Satisfaction

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