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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program

ERAS Program

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What does ERAS stand for?

  • ERAS stands for Enhanced recovery after surgery
  • It is a program that has been shown to reduce patient’s hospital stay along with decrease the amount of opioids used post-operatively
  • It has been used for a number of different cases including: colorectal and bowel procedures, nephrectomies, total joints, prostatectomies, and even gynecological services
  • Programs are initiated at MUSC and Roper St. Francis in Charleston and Palmetto Richland

The goal of ERAS is to reduce patient's time spent in the hospital, reduce pain, and give patients better outcomes.

Which patients utilize the ERAS program?

Hernia Repairs
Exploratory Laparotomies
Total Knees
Total Hips
Radial Head Resections and Implants
Vascular Bypasses
Carotid Endartarectomies
Triple A’s

Vein Stripping
Total Abdominal Hysterectomies
Laparoscopic Hysterectomies
Plus many more