Send to

Choose Destination
Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol. 2019 Dec;47(12):831-835. doi: 10.1016/j.gofs.2019.10.003. Epub 2019 Oct 12.

[Ambulatory minimally invasive hysterectomy: Limiting factors related to health professionals].

[Article in French]

Author information

Pole de gynécologie Obstétrique Hôpitaux, Universitaires de Strasbourg, CHU Hautepierre, 67000 Strasbourg, France. Electronic address:
Pole de gynécologie Obstétrique Hôpitaux, Universitaires de Strasbourg, CHU Hautepierre, 67000 Strasbourg, France.
Service de chirurgie gynécologique, CHU Hautepierre, Strasbourg, France.



The feasibility of minimally invasive hysterectomy for ambulatory benign pathology has been demonstrated in many international studies. France has a considerable delay of multifactorial origin in this field. The objective of this study is to identify the limiting factors related to health professionals to the realization of minimally invasive ambulatory hysterectomy and to determine possible strategies to increase its rate.


This is a cross-sectional survey conducted over 2 months using a self-administered questionnaire sent by email to 180 gynecological surgeons in 2 French regions (Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche Comté).


A total of 22% of health professionals responded to the survey. The vast majority of practitioners (60%) said they did not carry out ambulatory care by habit. The apprehension of the reaction of the patients (47.5%), the fear of delayed diagnosis of complications (12.5%), the management of pain in the postoperative period (42.5%) also participated in brake of the promotion of ambulatory care.


Improvement of the organisation of city and hospital management allowing a better continuity of care (70%), the economic valuation (37.5%) and the increase in the hourly amplitude of the ambulatory surgery unit (5%) would improve the rate of ambulatory care of minimally invasive hysterectomies, according to the gynecologist surgeons surveyed. In addition, a prospective study evaluating the quality of life of patients after ambulatory care of minimally invasive hysterectomy would allow better adherence of health professionals and patients to the ambulatory care project in 70% of cases.


The change of mentality of health professionals remains a priority for the promotion of ambulatory surgery in gynecology. Information and communication are therefore essential to the expansion of the ambulatory.


Ambulatory care; Chirurgie ambulatoire; Hysterectomy; Hystérectomie; Mini-invasive; Public health; Santé publique


Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center