Outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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Abstract

Since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) to the United States in 1989, no clear consensus has developed as to whether this procedure should be performed in an ambulatory setting or should include mandatory overnight hospitalization. In order to approach this subject with greater objectivity, the author reviews the requirements for ambulatory surgery, then determines whether LC seems to fit those requirements. The drawbacks of ambulatory LC are discussed, and finally a system to allow ambulatory with the minimum of risk is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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