Feasibility of 23-hour hospitalization after laparoscopic fundoplication.

@article{Narain2000FeasibilityO2,
  title={Feasibility of 23-hour hospitalization after laparoscopic fundoplication.},
  author={P. K. Narain and Jason M Moss and Eric J Demaria},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2000},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={5-11}
}
PURPOSE In order to reduce the costs of laparoscopic fundoplication, a pilot program for outpatient surgery was instituted in 1995. The risks and benefits of reducing postoperative hospitalization to < or =23 hours were assessed. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients in ASA grade I or II (N = 22) with refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease underwent laparoscopic fundoplication over a 21-month period in a hospital-affiliated outpatient facility. The results were compared with those of a similar… CONTINUE READING

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