Outpatient surgery, also known as ambulatory surgery, same-day surgery , is surgery that does not require an overnight hospital stay and the patients walks the same day. Day care surgery has now become an accepted method of treatment for a number of surgical patients and delivers the same high quality care as that given to hospital patients and is economical as well
About 65% of all surgical procedures are done on an outpatient basis.
All day care surgical patients come early in the morning and after the surgery is over, if the post-operative observation is uneventful, the patient is discharged home the same day. Patients selected for day care surgery need some degree of focused post-operative monitoring for a few hours.
A preadmission consultation is required. The patient is worked up for the surgery pre-operatively in the OPD with prior appointments. The procedure and aftercare is explained to the patient and any investigations required are sent. A detailed explanation of the day care surgery procedure, admission and discharge criteria, post-operative care at home by the relative and possibility of admission due to complications, if any is given.
These patients are usually operated under local, regional or general anesthesia (monitored anesthesia). At the time of discharge the patient’s fitness is assessed, potential side effects or complications and medication to be taken are explained. Subsequent follow-up and readmissions if required are arranged on consultation through our emergency contact numbers
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
Laparoscopic Colorectal cancer surgery
Abdominoplasty for loose abdomen
Anal fissure – sphincterotomy
In the modern day surgical practice, there is an established belief in ambulation of the surgical patients at the earliest. We in our unit are sending the operated patient home as soon as the critical period or immediate post-operative nursing needs have been met with. We follow fast track protocols where ever feasible and considered safe for our patient .