Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2006; 10 (5): 257-262

Ambulatory proctology surgery – an Indian experience

P.J. Gupta

Gupta Nursing Home, Laxminagar, NAGPUR (India)

Objective: To evaluate the results of proctological surgeries carried out by us on an outpatient basis. Design: Retrospective study. Subject: 3256 patients with benign ano-rectal pathologies needing surgical intervention.

Materials and Methods: Patient demographics, type of anesthesia used, the type of operation and postoperative complications are described. Patient satisfaction was assessed independently after surgical procedure.

Results: Mean age of the patients was 37.5 years. 61% patients were male. There was no mortality. The mean duration of hospital stay was 8.4 hours (range 3-22 hours). Complication rate was 2.9%. 81.4% patients were highly satisfied with the procedure.

Conclusion: Day care proctological procedures are a safe and effective way of reducing costs without increasing morbidity, mortality, and is acceptable to majority of patients.

Corresponding Author: Pravin J. Gupta, MS; e-mail:

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P.J. Gupta
Ambulatory proctology surgery – an Indian experience

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2006
Vol. 10 - N. 5
Pages: 257-262