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ISRN Urology
Volume 2012, Article ID 383642, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/383642
Research Article

A Twelve-Year Experience in Ambulatory Surgery within Urology

Urology Department, University Hospital Casa de la Salud, Catholic University, 46023 Valencia, Spain

Received 7 November 2011; Accepted 6 December 2011

Academic Editors: C.-S. Lin, D. Minardi, and C. A. Podlasek

Copyright © 2012 Pedro Navalón et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Purpose. The aim of this study is to show you the results we obtained through the integration of the Urology Department into the Ambulatory Surgery Unit for the very first twelve years. Scope. We will explain both the criteria we followed for patients to join in and the surgical and anesthetic procedures we used with those 1544 patients who were ambulatory subjected to urological diseases. After those patients were treated, they reached up to 95% of reasonable results. Conclusions. Most of urological patients liable to have surgical treatment are bound to be included in an ambulatory surgery program, which implies neither a worse healthcare service standard nor a worse satisfaction in patients.