Study Objective: To assess the impact of implementing an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol on the length of hospitalization in women undergoing laparoscopy for rectosigmoid deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). Design: A retrospective cohort study. Setting: An academic referral center for endometriosis and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Patients: Women aged between 18 and 50 years scheduled for laparoscopic excision (shaving, full-thickness anterior wall resection, segmental resection) of rectosigmoid endometriosis between February 2017 and February 2023. Interventions: We divided patients into 2 groups (non-ERAS and ERAS) based on the timing of surgery (before or after March 5, 2020). Starting from this day, restrictions were issued to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, inducing our group to implement an ERAS protocol for patients hospitalized after surgery for posterior DIE. Measurements and Main Results: We included 579 patients in the analysis, 316 (54.6%) in the non-ERAS group and 263 (45.4%) in the ERAS group. In the ERAS group, we observed a shorter length of hospital stay (5.8 ± 3.1 days vs 4.8 ± 2.9 days; p <.001) and lower complications rates (33, 12.5% vs 60, 19.0%; p = .04), despite a decreased frequency of conservative surgical approaches (shaving procedures 121 vs 196; p <.001). Repeated surgery or hospital readmissions owing to postdischarge complications were infrequent, with no significant differences between the 2 groups. The multiple linear regression analysis strengthened our results given the higher prevalence of bowel resection surgeries (both full-thickness anterior wall or segmental), showing that patients managed with a multimodal protocol had an overall reduction of hospital stay by 1.5 days. Conclusion: The implementation of an ERAS program in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery for DIE is associated with a significant reduction in hospital stay, without an increase in perioperative or postoperative complication rates.

Not All Bad Comes to Harm: Enhanced Recovery after Surgery for Rectosigmoid Endometriosis / Arena A.; Degli Esposti E.; Pazzaglia E.; Orsini B.; Cau I.; Govoni F.; Raimondo D.; Palermo R.; Lenzi J.; Casadio P.; Seracchioli R.. - In: JOURNAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGY. - ISSN 1553-4650. - ELETTRONICO. - 31:1(2024), pp. 49-56. [10.1016/j.jmig.2023.10.011]

Not All Bad Comes to Harm: Enhanced Recovery after Surgery for Rectosigmoid Endometriosis

Arena A.;Degli Esposti E.;Pazzaglia E.
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Orsini B.;Cau I.;Raimondo D.;Palermo R.;Lenzi J.;Casadio P.;Seracchioli R.
2024

Abstract

Study Objective: To assess the impact of implementing an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol on the length of hospitalization in women undergoing laparoscopy for rectosigmoid deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). Design: A retrospective cohort study. Setting: An academic referral center for endometriosis and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Patients: Women aged between 18 and 50 years scheduled for laparoscopic excision (shaving, full-thickness anterior wall resection, segmental resection) of rectosigmoid endometriosis between February 2017 and February 2023. Interventions: We divided patients into 2 groups (non-ERAS and ERAS) based on the timing of surgery (before or after March 5, 2020). Starting from this day, restrictions were issued to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, inducing our group to implement an ERAS protocol for patients hospitalized after surgery for posterior DIE. Measurements and Main Results: We included 579 patients in the analysis, 316 (54.6%) in the non-ERAS group and 263 (45.4%) in the ERAS group. In the ERAS group, we observed a shorter length of hospital stay (5.8 ± 3.1 days vs 4.8 ± 2.9 days; p <.001) and lower complications rates (33, 12.5% vs 60, 19.0%; p = .04), despite a decreased frequency of conservative surgical approaches (shaving procedures 121 vs 196; p <.001). Repeated surgery or hospital readmissions owing to postdischarge complications were infrequent, with no significant differences between the 2 groups. The multiple linear regression analysis strengthened our results given the higher prevalence of bowel resection surgeries (both full-thickness anterior wall or segmental), showing that patients managed with a multimodal protocol had an overall reduction of hospital stay by 1.5 days. Conclusion: The implementation of an ERAS program in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery for DIE is associated with a significant reduction in hospital stay, without an increase in perioperative or postoperative complication rates.
2024
Not All Bad Comes to Harm: Enhanced Recovery after Surgery for Rectosigmoid Endometriosis / Arena A.; Degli Esposti E.; Pazzaglia E.; Orsini B.; Cau I.; Govoni F.; Raimondo D.; Palermo R.; Lenzi J.; Casadio P.; Seracchioli R.. - In: JOURNAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGY. - ISSN 1553-4650. - ELETTRONICO. - 31:1(2024), pp. 49-56. [10.1016/j.jmig.2023.10.011]
Arena A.; Degli Esposti E.; Pazzaglia E.; Orsini B.; Cau I.; Govoni F.; Raimondo D.; Palermo R.; Lenzi J.; Casadio P.; Seracchioli R.
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