Anesthesia for Ambulatory and Office-Based Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;52(6):1157-1167. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2019.08.012. Epub 2019 Sep 21.


With today's technological advances in outpatient surgery, anesthetic technique does not differ significantly between inpatient and outpatient settings. It is important to decide which setting is most appropriate for the patient based on the surgeon's ability, the patient's comorbidities, the facility resources, and the staff who will provide care for the patient. Matching all of the above can lead to good outcomes, less complications, and a good patient experience.

Keywords: Ambulatory; Office-based; Patient selection criteria.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care / methods
  • Ambulatory Care / standards*
  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures / adverse effects
  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures / standards*
  • Anesthesia / standards*
  • Comorbidity
  • Humans
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures / adverse effects
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures / standards*
  • Patient Safety
  • Patient Selection
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Quality Improvement
  • Risk Factors