Same-Day Discharge After Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer

Alexander Melamed*, Jennifer L. Katz Eriksen, Emily M. Hinchcliff, Michael J. Worley, Ross S. Berkowitz, Neil S. Horowitz, Michael G. Muto, Richard D. Urman, Colleen M. Feltmate

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Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between same-day discharge (SDD) and postoperative complications within 30 days of laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer and endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia (EIN). Methods: This single-institution retrospective cohort included all patients who underwent conventional and robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer or EIN in a large teaching hospital between 2011 and 2013. Temporal trends in frequency of SDD and rates of postoperative complications were investigated to assess whether adoption of routine SDD was associated with increased postoperative complications. Associations between SDD and postoperative complications were also investigated in univariate and multivariate models. Results: Overall, 696 patients underwent laparoscopic hysterectomy. Of these, 37.1 % had pelvic lymphadenectomy, 3.0 % had para-aortic lymphadenectomy, and 9.3 % underwent omentectomy. The rate of SDD increased from 3.9 to 69.6 % during the study period (p < 0.001), and the frequency of postoperative readmission, unscheduled surgery, infection, and composite complications within 30 days of hysterectomy did not differ during the study period. The composite complication rate did not differ significantly between patients who underwent surgery before and after the adoption of routine SDD (rate ratio 0.7, 95 % CI 0.4–1.2, p = 0.24). After controlling for demographic, intraoperative, and comorbid factors, patients who underwent SDD were not at increased risk for postoperative complications. Conclusions: Adoption of routine SDD after laparoscopic surgery for endometrial cancer and EIN did not result in increased complication rates within our institution. A larger prospective study is required to definitively establish the safety of this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-185
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of surgical oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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