Main Disadvantages of Outpatient Treatments for Hemorrhoids
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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