Outpatient surgery, Day surgery,
Ambulatory surgical treatment
What are the requirements of the day surgery clinic?
Day surgery clinic means that patient can go home the same day after the surgery, saving time and medical cost. Several areas have to be concerned when it comes to the quality of the day surgery clinic.
Basic monitoring equipment, suction apparatus, oxygen and related items shall be available in the clinic. Other emergency equipment, especially cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) equipment should be available in all facilities.
The day surgery clinic should involve different areas for the whole surgical procedure. Including examination, operation theatre is included. Our clinics perform laser surgery may have a special procedure room for this procedure.
Autoclave should be used for the sterilization of materials to ensure sterility of the instruments.
What are the common surgeries performed in the day surgery clinic?
Elective surgeries, which means the surgery can be beneficial to patients but does not have any urgency, are performed in day surgery clinic broad in scope and this practice has a growing popularity in recent years. For instance, in the US, more than 60% of elective surgery procedures are currently performed as day surgeries.
Surgeries that may be performed in day surgery clinic include, many gastrointestinal (GI) procedures, such as upper endoscopies, colonoscopies and hemorrhoidectomies, plastic surgeries, dental surgeries, as well as varicose vein surgeries.
However, one should note that the suitability of having the procedure in a day surgery clinic depends on potential complications before and after the procedure, facilities available and patient’s condition.
Why is varicose vein treatment suitable for day surgery?
Most varicose vein treatments are minimally invasive and require no or local anesthesia, such as endovenous ablation, sclerotherapy, medical glue, etc ... Patients can regain their mobility almost immediately after the procedure.
Compared with hospital care, day surgery clinic involves less time and the cost of the entire surgery is kept at minimal. Therefore day surgery clinic is a option for varicose vein treatment.