• ERAS Society Hip and Knee recommendations now published online by Acta Orthopaedica and free to download

      The ERAS Society are delighted to announce that a “Consensus statement for perioperative care in total hip replacement and total knee replacement surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society recommendations” has now been published online by Acta Orthopaedica and is open access. Congratulations to......

  • 5th Annual Mayo Clinic Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) 2020.

      Join Course Director, Tonia M. Young-Fadok, and colleagues for the 5th Annual Mayo Clinic Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) 2020. To be held in Phoenix, Arizona, on the 28-29 February 2020. Click here for full course details and registration....

  • Save the date! 8th ERAS Society World Congress, New Orleans, 26-28 August 2020

    Save the date! The ERAS Society and the ERAS Society USA Chapter would like to invite you to attend the 8th ERAS Society World Congress to be held jointly with the 4th ERAS USA Congress, in New Orleans, 26-28 August 2020. The conference details and......

  • 1st ERAS Asia Congress 2019, Singapore

    The inaugural ERAS Asia Congress took place over 26-28th September 2019 in Singapore. Kicking off with a pre-congress workshop and a site visit to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, an ERAS Centre Of Excellence since 2016, the congress opened to more than 250 participants from across......

  • Video – ERAS in Head And Neck Cancer: An International Update

    Merran Findlay, Executive Research Lead – Cancer Nutrition and Oncology Specialist Dietitian (Sydney, Australia) sat down with three international experts to gain their insights and experiences in implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) in head and neck cancer. Featuring Professor Olle Ljungqvist (Örebro University, Sweden),......

  • 1st Meeting of ERAS in Thoracic Surgery in Chile – 5 Sep 2019

    The first meeting in Chile to discuss ERAS in Thoracic Surgery will be held on the 5th September 2019 with an international faculty including Dr. Tim Batchelor, a Thoracic Surgeon. from the University Hospitals Bristol NHS in the UK and also lead author of the recently......

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).