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International Journal of Surgery Science
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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part F (2021)

Breast surgeries at a day care centre: A clinical experience

Author(s): Dr. Deepti N Rao and Dr. Nanda Rajaneesh
Abstract:
Objective: To develop breast surgery protocol to allow patients to be operated and discharged on same day with minimum discomfort and complications.
Materials and Methods: Over a period of 2 years, patients with breast disorders were diagnosed and underwent day care surgery. Patient selection was done using a predetermined criteria. All surgeries were performed under general anaesthesia with drain inserted as per requirement. Follow up until wound healing was done.
Results: A total of 136 patients were operated (females: 92.8%, males: 7.2%), aged 26-45 years. Average surgical duration was <100min and most of them were discharged on same day of surgery; few within 23 hours. Bleeding, surgical site infection and drain complications were well tackled, only 2 patients needing re-surgery. Patient and family satisfaction was 8.2 on a 1-10 scale.
Conclusion: This day care breast surgery was well planned and patients were discharged within 23 hours, with no adverse effects.
Pages: 355-358  |  154 Views  69 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Deepti N Rao, Dr. Nanda Rajaneesh. Breast surgeries at a day care centre: A clinical experience. Int J Surg Sci 2021;5(1):355-358. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2021.v5.i1f.637
International Journal of Surgery Science