ERAS® in Colorectal Surgery

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William Maclean
Paul Mackenzie
Chris Limb
Timothy Rockall


Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) in colorectal surgery is a protocol that promotes quicker return to function. It follows the latest evidence-based research to promote stress reduction related to surgery. The recommended perioperative pathway is fine-tuned, dynamic and in line with the latest evidence-based research to enhance all aspects of the patient’s surgical care. We describe the four aspects for a patient undergoing colorectal surgery – pre-admission, pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative. The running theme is to reduce overall physiological stress related to surgery and interventions overlap throughout the patient’s pathway. Using a multidisciplinary approach, adherence to ERAS® in colorectal surgery with ≥70 % compliance to the ERAS interventions has shown a risk reduction of 5-year cancer-related death by 42%. The optimum interventions are not only determined through the publication of high-quality research, but regular international collaboration enables experience and research to be shared and care standardised


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Maclean, W., Mackenzie, P., Limb, C., & Rockall, T. (2021). ERAS® in Colorectal Surgery. Revista Argentina De Cirugía, 113(2), 176–188.
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