Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 148--152

An analysis of safety and efficacy of day-care surgery in children in a tertiary care hospital in India


Ravikesh Kumar1, Subhasis Roy Choudhury1, Pratap Singh Yadav1, Raksha Kundal2, Amit Gupta1, Nitin Hayaran2, Rajiv Chadha1 
1 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Raksha Kundal
Department of Anaesthesia, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
India

Background: Advances in surgery and anesthesia have paved the way for the establishment of day-care surgery (DCS). Observations that children achieve better convalescence in the home environment along with significant economic advantages have led to this paradigm shift in clinical practice. Aims and Objectives: This study is aimed to evaluate the feasibility of performing various surgical procedures on day-care basis and assess parental satisfaction with DCS in children. Materials and Methods: In this prospective observational study, all children >3 months of age undergoing various elective surgical procedures as day-care cases in our institution were enrolled. Types of operations, complications, including any unplanned admissions and parental satisfaction, were recorded. Results: Between December 2015 and December 2018, a total of 654 day-care surgeries were performed in our institution by pediatric surgeons. The mean age was 5.5 years with M: F 5.5:1. Thirty different surgical procedures were successfully performed as DCS, the common procedures being inguinal herniotomy (31.5%), and orchidopexy (14.3%). Unplanned admissions were recorded in 2.29% (15/654) patients (scrotal edema-5, postoperative pain-8, and a long recovery from anesthesia-2). No major complications occurred; two minor complications during follow-up were superficial wound infection and drug reaction. Overall parental satisfaction was very high (100%)-preoperative prolonged fasting period and long waiting time in the preoperative room of afternoon shift patients (7.95% and 8.3%) were the reasons for their discontent. Conclusions: DCS in children is safe and effective with high parental satisfaction. It can substantially reduce the waiting list for several surgical procedures in children.


How to cite this article:
Kumar R, Choudhury SR, Yadav PS, Kundal R, Gupta A, Hayaran N, Chadha R. An analysis of safety and efficacy of day-care surgery in children in a tertiary care hospital in India.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2021;26:148-152


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Kumar R, Choudhury SR, Yadav PS, Kundal R, Gupta A, Hayaran N, Chadha R. An analysis of safety and efficacy of day-care surgery in children in a tertiary care hospital in India. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jun 24 ];26:148-152
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