Day Case Septoplasty- Patients perspective

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Septoplasty is being increasingly performed on a day case basis. A good outcome in day case surgery depends on careful patient selection, careful surgery by experienced surgeons and a careful anaesthetic by experienced anaesthetists. The objectives of this study were to look at our results of day case septoplasty, specifically evaluating patient’s views on this procedure by patient questionnaire and case notes review. Three hundred and twenty five patients were included in this study. Of these 296 patients who underwent day-case septoplasty 25 patients (8.44%) had to stay in overnight. Of these, 16 patients were admitted due to post-operative bleeding (5.4%) and the rest 9 (3.0%) due to anaesthetic related complications. Most of the patients (252, 85.1%) reported symptomatic improvement and were satisfied at the first follow up appointment at 6 weeks. The majority of the patients (78.7%, 233) recommended that septoplasty should be done as day case surgery.

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