Eur J Plast Surg (2002) 25:275 DOI 10.1007/s00238-002-0392-6 INVITED COMMENTAR Y P. Felbeck The advantages of simultaneous abdominoplasty, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and incisional hernia repair Published online: 13 September 2002 © Springer-Verlag 2002 From an anesthesia point of view, there are numerous ad- airway, adverse drug reactions, and complications with vantages achieved by combining the surgeries outlined emergence and extubation – need only be incurred once in this case report. For each anesthetic given to a patient with a combined surgical procedure. there are anesthesia risks that are related to the surgery, Not all surgical procedures may be amendable to a and anesthesia risks that are related solely to the anes- combined approach, but for those that are the reduction thetic. Risks that are related solely to the anesthetic – in the risks associated with multiple anesthetics is a wor- such as those stemming from NPO status, securing the thy goal. Additional benefits may be derived from increased patient satisfaction. A patient may only need to take time off from his/her work once, versus multiple times for This commentary refers to the article at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00238-002-0391-7 multiple procedures. There could additionally be a re- duction in the overall recovery time from a combined P. Felbeck ( ) surgical method, versus the overall recovery time in- Department of Anesthesiology, Providence Hospital, curred by multiple separate procedures, which could fur- 16001 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075, USA e-mail: email@example.com ther add to patient satisfaction.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 13, 2002
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