Decreasing length of stay in bariatric surgery: The power of suggestion

W. W. Sheaffer, R. W. Day, K. L. Harold, J. T. Kidwell, J. L. Tiede, T. R. Benjamin, S. Bersoux, J. A. Madura

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Objective: Enhanced recovery has been utilized to decrease length of stay and cost in bariatric surgery. We have recently focused efforts on pre-operative education with regards to discharge on the first post-operative day. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of pre-operative education on discharge timing and readmission rates. Methods: A retrospective review was conducted after revising discharge expectation education. Patients undergoing first time bariatric operations were included. Early group education focused on average patient stay of 2 postoperative days. Revised education informed patients they could go home on the first post-operative day. Results: A total of 125 patients met inclusion criteria. Implementation of preoperative education was associated with a decrease in mean LOS and greater percentage of patients discharged on post-operative day one. There was no difference in readmission and complication rates. Conclusion: Effective pre-operative education can decrease length of stay in first time laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2017

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Bariatric Surgery
Length of Stay
Education
Bariatrics
Patient Education
Laparoscopy
Costs and Cost Analysis

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  • Surgery

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Sheaffer, W. W., Day, R. W., Harold, K. L., Kidwell, J. T., Tiede, J. L., Benjamin, T. R., ... Madura, J. A. (Accepted/In press). Decreasing length of stay in bariatric surgery: The power of suggestion. American Journal of Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.09.041

Decreasing length of stay in bariatric surgery : The power of suggestion. / Sheaffer, W. W.; Day, R. W.; Harold, K. L.; Kidwell, J. T.; Tiede, J. L.; Benjamin, T. R.; Bersoux, S.; Madura, J. A.

In: American Journal of Surgery, 01.01.2017.

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Sheaffer, WW, Day, RW, Harold, KL, Kidwell, JT, Tiede, JL, Benjamin, TR, Bersoux, S & Madura, JA 2017, 'Decreasing length of stay in bariatric surgery: The power of suggestion', American Journal of Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.09.041
Sheaffer, W. W. ; Day, R. W. ; Harold, K. L. ; Kidwell, J. T. ; Tiede, J. L. ; Benjamin, T. R. ; Bersoux, S. ; Madura, J. A. / Decreasing length of stay in bariatric surgery : The power of suggestion. In: American Journal of Surgery. 2017.
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