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2022 Mar

Anesthesiol Clin



Updates in Enhanced Recovery Pathways for Gynecologic Surgery.


Zorrilla-Vaca A, Lasala JD, Mena GE
Anesthesiol Clin. 2022 Mar; 40(1):157-174.
PMID: 35236578.


Gynecologic surgery encompasses over a quarter of inpatient surgical procedures for US women, and current projections estimate an increase of the US female population by nearly 50% in 2050. Over the last decade, US hospitals have embraced enhanced recovery pathways in many specialties. They have increasingly been used in multiple institutions worldwide, becoming the standard of care for patient optimization. According to the last updated enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) guideline published in 2019, there are several new considerations behind each practice in ERAS protocols. This article discusses the most updated evidence regarding ERAS programs for gynecologic surgery.