Hemorrhoids pp 177-181 | Cite as

Main Disadvantages of Outpatient Treatments for Hemorrhoids

  • Lilli LundbyEmail author
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Part of the Coloproctology book series (COLOPROCT, volume 2)


Outpatient surgery offers many advantages compared with inpatient procedures and has a high degree of patient satisfaction. Ambulatory surgery for hemorrhoidal disease is now common practice for healthy patients due to high efficiency, faster recovery, and decreased surgical costs. A successful outcome of ambulatory surgery requires a proper patient selection, effective postoperative pain control, patient education, and standardized follow-up; this chapter will focus on considerations about outpatient hemorrhoidal surgery and include the disadvantages that may be associated with the ambulatory organization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTHG, Aarhus University HospitalAarhusDenmark

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