Reconstruction of the bifidus lobe is an Ambulatory Surgery procedure, i.e. one that is performed under local anesthesia, without the need for hospitalization of the patient.
For procedures such as bifidus lobe reconstruction, there is no anesthesiologist present. However, the surgeon is supported by an instrumentation nurse specialist on an outpatient basis during the surgeries.
The surgeon performing the surgery will decide whether to suture the wounds with resorbable stitches, which therefore do not need to be removed, or nonresorbable, which require their removal after 8 to 15 days depending on the surgical site. Removal of stitches may be performed in the surgical outpatient clinic or by the general practitioner.