Objectives: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the capacity for same-day discharge in clinical stage I endometrial cancer (EC) patients treated with total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) and bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection (BPLND). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of stage I EC patients who were treated with TLH, BSO and BPLND and discharged on the same day. The intra- and postoperative clinical variables (e.g., age, complications, surgery time, patient hospital stay) were evaluated in an attempt to discern which factors may predispose a patient to same-day discharge. Results: Twenty-one patients were successfully discharged on the same day of surgery. Mean operative time was 1.48 h and length of hospital stay was 6.35 h. There were no intraoperative complications or hospital readmissions. Conclusions: We present a single, institutional experience solely assessing the capacity for same-day discharge in clinical stage I EC patients treated with TLH, BSO and BPLND. Since the postoperative complication rate was minimal with no hospital readmissions, we suggest that particularly selected stage I EC patients are amenable to outpatient management.

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