Laparoscopic vs open surgery: a preliminary comparison of quality-of-life outcomes.

@article{Velanovich2000LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic vs open surgery: a preliminary comparison of quality-of-life outcomes.},
  author={Vic Velanovich},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  year={2000},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={16-21}
}
BACKGROUND The purported advantages of laparoscopic surgery over conventional open techniques are less pain and faster return to normal functional status. Very few studies have included validated measures of quality of life as end points. This study prospectively assessed the health status outcomes of patients undergoing four types of laparoscopic and open operations. METHODS Preoperatively, patients undergoing elective inguinal hernioplasty, esophageal surgery, cholecystectomy, and… CONTINUE READING

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