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New ERAS textbook now available to order “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery A Complete Guide to Optimizing Outcomes”
  • Textbook now available to order! ERAS – A Complete Guide to Optimizing Outcomes

    The text book “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery A Complete Guide to Optimizing Outcomes” edited by Prof Olle Ljungqvist, Prof Nader Francis, and Prof Richard Urman is now available to order on the Springer website. The book Provides a broad and comprehensive overview of ERAS with......

  • Save the date – International Surgical Week (ISW) 2021 – Aug 29-Sep 2, 2021, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    ​           Engaging and insightful, the International Surgical Week (ISW) 2021 will be unlike any other meeting. Offering scientific excellence in the field of surgery at an affordable price, the event will bring together many of the world’s leading experts. ISW......

  • Updated ERAS Society guidelines for Pancreatoduodenectomy now published!

    The new “Guidelines for Perioperative Care for Pancreatoduodenectomy: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Recommendations 2019” have just been published in the World Journal of Surgery. This is an update following the  first published guidelines in 2012, and is based on the best available evidence and......

  • Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery – Now over 107,000 views/downloads

    We are delighted to report that the “Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society Recommendations” published in JAMA Surgery in August, 2019, have now received over 107,000 views/downloads since its release. Further to this, the manuscript has achieved an Altimetric......

  • Letter from the ERAS Society Chairman – Reviewing 2019 and Previewing 2020

    2019 – Thank you all for another great ERAS® Society year It is with great happiness and pride that I can summarize that 2019 has been yet another year of great developments for ERAS® and the ERAS® Society. This year the ERAS® Society Guidelines surpassed......


    PAIN MANAGEMENT, FLUID THERAPY, AND THROMBOPROPHYLAXIS FOLLOWING PANCREATODUODENECTOMY: A WORLDWIDE SURVEY The benefits of enhanced recovery protocols are clearly established. However, little is known about different practices of enhanced recovery protocols following pancreatic surgery around the globe. The aim of this survey study is to......

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

ERAS is a multimodal perioperative care pathway designed to achieve early recovery for patients undergoing major surgery.

ERAS represents a paradigm shift in perioperative care in two ways.  First, it re-examines traditional practices, replacing them with evidence-based best practices when necessary. Second, it is comprehensive in its scope, covering all areas of the patient”s journey through the surgical process.

The key factors that keep patients in the hospital after surgery include the need for parenteral analgesia, the need for intravenous fluids secondary to gut dysfunction, bed rest caused by lack of mobility.

The central elements of the ERAS pathway address these key factors, helping to clarify how they interact to affect patient recovery. In addition, the ERAS pathway provides guidance to all involved in perioperative care, helping them to work as a well-coordinated team to provide the best care.

Reduce care time by more than 30%

A recent study shows that ERAS programs allow patients to recover much faster after their operation and this reduces the need for hospital stay by about 30% or more than 2 days after major abdominal surgery. Despite earlier discharge from the hospital, readmissions did not increase (Greco et al. World Journal of Surgery 2014 38:1531-1541).

Reduce complications by up to 50%

ERAS reduce major complications after abdominal surgery by as much as 40%. In particular non-cardiac complications, such as those from the lungs and cardiovascular systems are markedly reduced (Greco et al. World Journal of Surgery 2014 38:1531-1541).