Same-day surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence: Assessing satisfaction and morbidity

Alexandriah N. Alas, Luis Espaillat, Leon Plowright, Vivian Aguilar, G. Willy Davila

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Introduction With vaginal hysterectomies and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgeries reclassified as outpatient surgeries in 2014, protocols had to be developed to minimize complications. Material and methods This was a prospective cohort of women undergoing same-day vaginal POP and urinary incontinence (UI) surgery. Primary aim was to assess patient satisfaction using a 10-point Likert scale (1=not satisfied, 10=very satisfied). Subjects completed the Quality of Recovery-15 (QoR-15) questionnaire prior to surgery, 48 hours postoperatively, and at 6-weeks. Results Sixty-one women were enrolled. Average operating time was 88.7±41.3 minutes. Almost all patients (95.1%) were discharged the same day. Three patients (4.9%) stayed overnight for conversion to a laparotomy, pain control, and leg neuropathy. Patient satisfaction was 9.3±1.6 and 9.4±1 at 48 hours and at 6-weeks, respectively. There was a difference in the postoperative QoR-15 score from baseline to 48 hours 137.2±12.4 vs. 127.1±22.1 (p=0042), but no difference at 6-weeks compared to baseline (p=0.3578). Complications up to 6-weeks postoperatively included emergency room presentation (4.9%), hematoma (3.3%), re-admission (3.3%), and urinary tract infection (1.6%). Conclusion Same-day vaginal surgeries are well tolerated with minimal complications and high satisfaction. Our outpatient surgery protocol can be used as a management option for outpatient gynecologic surgeries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-26
Number of pages7
JournalPerioperative Care and Operating Room Management
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Ambulatory surgery
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Same day surgery
  • Vaginal hysterectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Medical–Surgical
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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