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A Journal on Surgery
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Chirurgia 2008 February;21(1):9-11
One-day surgery performed laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Levis P., Quaretta F., De Candia C., Volpe L., Valentini M.
U.O. di Chirurgia Generale, Casa di cura S. Rita Presidio del Policlinico di Monza, Vercelli
Our first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in 1990 ;at that time the mean period of hospital stay was about of 4 days .In Genuary 2006 , we performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy in one-day surgery after a long period of experience. Rigorous pre and postoperative criteria are necessary to select patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in one-day surgery ;surgical indications and operative technique are not modified .We think that laparoscopic cholecystectomy in one -day surgery is a safe, feasible and cost-effectiveness procedure when patients are carefully selected .