Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocols: Rationale and Components

Kyle L. Kleppe, Jacob A. Greenberg

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

26 Scopus citations


Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are spreading throughout various fields in surgery. ERAS protocols involve the implementation of evidence-based elements of care that are applied throughout the entire perioperative period to facilitate optimal recovery for the patient. ERAS protocols have been associated with improvements in quality of care, patient-reported and operative outcomes, and patient safety as well as reductions in cost. Thus, ERAS protocols have led to an overall improvement in health care value for the patient and the health care system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCurrent Concepts in Hernia Surgery
EditorsAjita S. Prabhu
PublisherW.B. Saunders
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780323584227
StatePublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • ERAS
  • Enhanced recovery after surgery
  • Hernia
  • Multimodal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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