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Minerva Chirurgica 2000 June;55(6):401-8

language: Italian

Surgical treatment of hemorrhoids disease by circular stapler. Analysis of costs

Farinetti A., Saviano M.


Background. An analysis of surgical treatment costs of haemorrhoid disease with the use of a new circular stapler, is made comparing this operation with Milligan Morgan's technique. The money and management saving due to the reduction of operation time and postoperative stay compensates present costs due to stapler.
Methods. 35 uniform patients (number, age, sex, grade of haemorrhoid disease and surgical equipe) are considered and divided into two groups of study to evaluate perspectively the surgical costs.
Results. The cost of treatment with stapler per patient is like Milligan Morgan's treatment (1.714.681 lire versus 1.681.893), with an important management saving of postoperative days (16 hours versus 42 hours).
Conclusions. Moreover there are psychologic and social advantages, not quantifiable but considerable, due to the early physical recovery and to the absence of out-patient dressing cycles peculiar of this surgical technique, with a rapid social and working reinstatement of patients (4-5 days versus 4-5 weeks of conventional intervention).

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