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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways promote an evidence based, multidisciplinary approach to patient care aimed at facilitating faster recovery from surgery, decreasing hospital length of stay, and minimizing post-operative complications. From scheduling through discharge, all phases of perioperative care are incorporated into ERAS pathways.  

The Colorectal Surgery Synopsis provides a high-level overview of the care standards employed for this ERAS.  

Algorithms associated with this ERAS: 

Associated tools with this ERAS:

Inclusion and exclusion criteria


  • Colostomy.  
  • Ileostomy. 
  • Laparotomy.  
  • Colon resection.  
  • MACE/appendicostomy.  
  • Posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP). 
  • Posterior sagittal anorectal vaginal urethral plasty (PSARVUP). 


  • Intensive Care Nursery patients. 

Committee members involved in the development: 

  • C. Taylor, MD | Anesthesiology | Committee Co-chair  
  • R. Rentea, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP | Comprehensive Colorectal Center, Pediatric Surgery | Committee Co-chair  
  • W. Lewis, MSN, APRN, FNP-C | Comprehensive Colorectal Center| Committee Member  
  • A. Roberson, FNP-C | Anesthesiology | Committee Member  
  • M. Riemer, MSW | Patient and Family Engagement | Committee Member  
  • T. Glenski, MD, MSHA, FASA | Anesthesiology, Evidence Based Practice | Committee Member 
  • A. Melanson, OTD, OTR/L | Evidence Based Practice | Committee Member 

Publication dates: 

  • Finalized date: July 2022 
  • Next expected revision date: July 2024 

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