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Optimizing outcomes in bariatric surgery: outpatient laparoscopic gastric bypass.

Authors
  • McCarty, Todd M
  • Arnold, David T
  • Lamont, Jeffrey P
  • Fisher, Tammy L
  • Kuhn, Joseph A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2005
Volume
242
Issue
4
Identifiers
PMID: 16192809
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These data suggest that outpatient lap RYGB can be performed with acceptable perioperative complication rates, hospital readmission, and mortality rates. Surgeon experience, careful patient selection, and the use of intraoperative steroid bolus predicted optimal patient outcomes.

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