Examining readmissions following outpatient microlaryngeal surgery.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine readmissions following microlaryngeal surgery. It was hypothesized that airway surgical procedures would have higher rates of readmission.
DESIGN: Retrospective review.
METHODS: Outpatient microlaryngeal surgeries from May 1, 2018 to November 27, 2022 were reviewed. Readmissions related to the original surgery within a 30-day postoperative period were examined. Patient demographics, body mass index, American Society of Anesthesiologist class, comorbidities, type of surgery, ventilation techniques, and operative times were examined and compared.
RESULTS: Out of 480 procedures analyzed, 19 (4.0%) resulted in a readmission, 9 (1.9%) of which were for glottic stenosis management. Undergoing an airway procedure was significantly associated with a readmission (
CONCLUSION: Readmissions from microlaryngeal surgery are seldom reported but nonetheless occur. Identifying factors that may place a procedure at risk for readmission can help improve surgical quality of care.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 4.
Published In/Presented At
Syamal, M. N., Kincaid, H., & Sutter, A. (2023). Examining readmissions following outpatient microlaryngeal surgery. Laryngoscope investigative otolaryngology, 8(4), 946–952. https://doi.org/10.1002/lio2.1101
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery, Network Office of Research and Innovation