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Spinal and epidural anesthesia and analgesia, and the combination of the two techniques, have been excellent choices for the management of certain surgical procedures and continue to grow in popularity. The demand for increased patient mobility and quicker discharge for both inpatients and outpatients lends itself to the benefits of regional anesthesia. A(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the efficacy of epidural versus general anesthesia on length of stay, patient recovery and anesthetic-related complications in patients undergoing endoscopic preperitoneal herniorrhaphy. METHODS One hundred sixty-seven consecutive patients undergoing endoscopic preperitoneal herniorrhaphy from July, 1994, to August, 1995, were(More)