Ambulatory laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Is it safe and cost effective?

  title={Ambulatory laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Is it safe and cost effective?},
  author={Athar Ali and Tabish Umer Chawla and Abid Jamal},
  booktitle={Journal of minimal access surgery},
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the most commonly performed minimal invasive surgery. However, practice of its use as an ambulatory surgery in our hospital settings is uncommon. OBJECTIVE To evaluate safety and cost effectiveness of LC as an ambulatory day care surgery. STUDY DESIGN Quasiexperimental. SETTING Department of surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with uncomplicated symptomatic gallstones were selected for… CONTINUE READING