Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida
Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Associate Director of the Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Florida International University
E. Lo Menzo MD PhD FACS FASMBS
Staff Surgeon, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida.
This month: Enhanced Recovery after Bariatric Surgery
by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS
Bariatric Times. 2015;12(1):15
Welcome to “Checklists in Bariatric Surgery.” This column’s aim is to help bariatric surgeons quickly review the reasons for potential problems when caring for bariatric patients.
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are multimodal perioperative care pathways designed to achieve early recovery after surgical procedures by maintaining preoperative organ function and reduce physiologic stress response following surgery. Besides improved outcomes, these protocols have been shown to reduce length of stay and healthcare costs in colorectal surgery.
We present this 28th installment of “Checklists” based on peer-reviewed publications, which might help our readers communicate better and treat patients expeditiously. We hope you clip and save this convenient checklist and find it useful as a reference tool in your everyday practice. Please stay tuned for more checklists in upcoming issues of Bariatric Times.
View the Checklist in the digital edition HERE.
1. S Awad, S Carter, S Purkayastha, et al Enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery (ERABS): Clinical outcomes from a tertiary referral bariatric centre. Obes Surg. 2014;24(5):753–758.
2. DP Lemanu, PP Singh, K Berridge, et al. Randomized clinical trial of enhanced recovery versus standard care after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Br J Surg. 2013;100:482–489.
Acknowledgments: We would like to acknowledge the contribution of Dr. LéShon Hendricks’s research to this column.
Funding: No funding was provided.
Disclosures: Dr. Rosenthal receives educational grants from Covidien, Baxter, Karl Storz, W.L. Gore, and Ethicon. He is on the advisory board of MST. Drs. Szomstein and Lo Menzo report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.