OBJECTIVES: The traditional surgical approach to the treatment of the superficial venous insufficiency requires at least 12 h of post-operative monitoring and this often means the necessity of an overnight hospitalization. The introduction of new, less invasive techniques (i.e endovenous laser ablation) reduces the hospitalization stay in a Day Surgery setting. However, the increasing skills of the operators and the patient's selection, allows to propose endovenous laser ablation in an Outpatient setting. The aim of this study is to evaluate the activity of a single high-volume center. METHOD: We enrolled 112 consecutive patients with great sapehous vein insufficiency and indication to endothermal laser ablation, 57 operations (51%) were performed in Day Surgery setting and 55 (49%) in Outpatient setting according to endovascular laser ablation's criteria. Past medical history, CEAP classification, VCSS score, type of symptoms and intervention's data were collected. Post-operative results (success and complications rates, patient's functional and aesthetic satisfaction) were evaluated at 7 and 30 days after intervention. A QoL questionnaire (CIVIQ) was submitted to the patients 30 days after surgery. RESULTS: We did not observe a statistically significant difference between the two groups concerning treatment results and complications onset. The QoL assessment did not differed significantly, except for over 65-year old patients undergoing outpatient treatment that showed a better QoL compared to those undergoing the same treatment in Day Surgery (p 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The endothermal laser ablation technique allows a safe, comfortable and faster management of the venous disease in Outpatient setting. This would further reduce the costs of the treatment while preserving the functional and aesthetic results and the low complication rate of the Day Surgery setting.

Day surgery versus Outpatient setting for endovenous laser ablation treatment. A prospective cohort study.

Gianfranco Varetto
First
;
Lorenzo Gibello
;
Edoardo Frola;Alessandra Trevisan;Andrea Trucco;Pietro Rispoli
Last
2018-01-01

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The traditional surgical approach to the treatment of the superficial venous insufficiency requires at least 12 h of post-operative monitoring and this often means the necessity of an overnight hospitalization. The introduction of new, less invasive techniques (i.e endovenous laser ablation) reduces the hospitalization stay in a Day Surgery setting. However, the increasing skills of the operators and the patient's selection, allows to propose endovenous laser ablation in an Outpatient setting. The aim of this study is to evaluate the activity of a single high-volume center. METHOD: We enrolled 112 consecutive patients with great sapehous vein insufficiency and indication to endothermal laser ablation, 57 operations (51%) were performed in Day Surgery setting and 55 (49%) in Outpatient setting according to endovascular laser ablation's criteria. Past medical history, CEAP classification, VCSS score, type of symptoms and intervention's data were collected. Post-operative results (success and complications rates, patient's functional and aesthetic satisfaction) were evaluated at 7 and 30 days after intervention. A QoL questionnaire (CIVIQ) was submitted to the patients 30 days after surgery. RESULTS: We did not observe a statistically significant difference between the two groups concerning treatment results and complications onset. The QoL assessment did not differed significantly, except for over 65-year old patients undergoing outpatient treatment that showed a better QoL compared to those undergoing the same treatment in Day Surgery (p 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The endothermal laser ablation technique allows a safe, comfortable and faster management of the venous disease in Outpatient setting. This would further reduce the costs of the treatment while preserving the functional and aesthetic results and the low complication rate of the Day Surgery setting.
2018
51
180
183
http://www.journal-surgery.net/article/S1743-9191(18)30518-1/fulltext
Endothermal laser ablation; Outpatient treatment; Varicose veins
Gianfranco, Varetto; Lorenzo, Gibello; Edoardo, Frola; Alessandra, Trevisan; Andrea, Trucco; Luigi, Contessa; Pietro, Rispoli
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