Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy as a Day-Surgery Procedure

Buy Article:

$70.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

In the last 10 years, stapled hemorrhoidectomy has gained worldwide consensus. We studied a day-surgery stapled hemorrhoidopexy protocol to allow shorter recovery time and cost reduction. From 2003 to 2008, we performed 292 outpatient stapled hemorrhoidopexies under spinal or local anesthesia including symptomatic Grade III and IV hemorrhoid disease. We used PPH 01 to PPH 03 staplers. We assessed early and late postoperative pain with a Visual Analog Scale, whereas clinical postoperative examinations were performed at sev7en days, 6 months, and 1, 3, and 5 years after surgery. The mean surgery time was approximately 18 minutes (range, 13 to 39 minutes). Of 292 patients, 39 were not dischargeable for urine retention, severe pain, or mild bleeding. Four other patients were rehospitalized within 8 days for bleeding. Twenty-one patients reported transient fecal urgency, whereas nobody reported anal incontinence. We can conclude that stapled hemorrhoidopexy is a safe and effective procedure if performed in a day-surgery unit. The complication rate is comparable to that of inpatient procedures.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2011

More about this publication?
  • The Southeastern Surgical Congress owns and publishes The American Surgeon monthly. It is the official journal of the Congress and the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, which all members receive each month. The journal brings up to date clinical advances in surgical knowledge in a popular reference format. In addition to publishing papers presented at the annual meetings of the associated organizations, the journal publishes selected unsolicited manuscripts. If you have a manuscript you'd like to see published in The American Surgeon select "Information for Authors" from the Related Information options below. A Copyright Release Form must accompany all manuscripts submitted.
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more