Background: TEP has emerged as a safe procedure due to its potential advantages of reduced postoperative pain, unimpaired muscle strength, early recovery and a small scar. The current study is planned to evaluate safety and feasibility of day care TEP inguinal hernia surgery. Materials and method: The study was conducted in the Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital. Thirty cases of uncomplicated inguinal hernia admitted in Rajindra Hospital were selected. Patients, who gave informed consent after full explanation of day care surgery process, underwent Total extra peritoneal repair under day care anesthesia setting after proper diagnosis and complete work-up. Patient's data (demographic, disease, treatment, outcome, and follow-up) was collected on pre-designed performa attached and the observations obtained will be tabulated and analyzed using appropriate statistical methods. Results: Age of patients was 37.4 years. All the patients were male with ASA-I grade 26 (86.6%), and ASA-II 4 (13.3%). Presenting symptoms of were Inguinoscrotal swelling (93.33%) and chronic groin ache (6.67%). Mean operative time for TEP was 64.17 minutes. Mean hospital stay after surgery was 8.67 hours. Conclusion: Through our study we found that Day Care TEP is a safe and feasible procedure in a public sector hospital in carefully pre-selected patients.
Keywords: Daycare surgery, General surgery, Inguinal Hernia
Corresponding author: Dr. Anand Singla, Senior Resident, Surgery, GMC, Patiala (Corresponding Author)
This article may be cited as: Walia DS, Nagori R, Singla A, Singla D. Evaluation of safety and feasibility of day care TEP inguinal hernia surgery. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2017;5(5):63-67.