Initial results of a prospective trial of outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy

@article{Narain1997InitialRO,
  title={Initial results of a prospective trial of outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy},
  author={P. K. Narain and Eric J Demaria},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={1997},
  volume={11},
  pages={1091-1094}
}
Background: Whether or not laparoscopic cholecystectomy may be performed safely as an outpatient procedure is controversial. In 1993, a protocol for outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy was instituted to determine the benefits and safety of discharging patients within several hours of surgery. Methods: The initial 60 outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomies performed by one surgeon in a hospital-based outpatient teaching facility between February 1993 to June 1996 were prospectively studied… CONTINUE READING