Outpatient IPP Surgery on the Rise

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The Southeast region performed the highest proportion of outpatient surgeries (46.7%), followed by the Midwest, Southwest, West, and Northeast.
The Southeast region performed the highest proportion of outpatient surgeries (46.7%), followed by the Midwest, Southwest, West, and Northeast.

Performance of inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) surgery on an outpatient basis increased significantly from 2005 to 2015, according to newly released data.

In a study of 40,488 IPP surgeries performed during that 10-year period, Richmond Owusu, MD, of the University of California-San Diego, the proportion of outpatient IPP surgeries increased from 54.3% in 2005 to 83.2% in 2015.

During the study period, the Southeast region performed the highest proportion of outpatient surgeries (46.7%), followed by the Midwest (21.5%), Southwest (12.7%), West (11.9%), and Northeast (7.1%). Surgery for infection occurred significantly more frequently in the inpatient setting (1.5% vs 0.9%).

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