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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a pathway that improves recovery after surgery. ERAS is based on research and has been shown to:

  • Lower the chance of problems after surgery
  • Lower the need for opioids (narcotics) to manage pain
  • Shorten recovery time
  • Allow patients to go home faster

ERAS is a team approach, and you (the patient) are a big part of the team! That means there are things on the pathway your healthcare team will do and also things you will do. The pathway starts before you come in for surgery. It continues while you are in the hospital and after you go home. Your healthcare team will guide you along the way.

The healthcare team at Baylor Scott & White uses ERAS with different kinds of surgeries. Click on these ERAS resources to get more information.

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