Anesthesia for Ambulatory Gynaecologic Surgery
As described by Kevin Jones, ambulatory gynaecology is a concept that combines ‘one stop’ clinics and ‘day surgery’ operations as an alternative to traditional outpatient consultations and in-patient surgery. It combines a “see and treat” management philosophy in the outpatient clinics with minimal access surgery in the day surgery unit. This management philosophy shortens the care pathway for patients and saves resources. With the advances in gynaecologic endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery, even major surgical interventions can be carried out in an ambulatory setting. The recovery is fast and the patients can return back to their normal life as early as possible.