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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

This service standardizes care before, during and after surgery, in order to get patients back on their feet quicker while shortening hospital stays and reducing complications after surgery.

The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) service works to improve patient care related to nutrition, mobility after surgery, fluid management, anesthesia and pain control. We engage patients and make them part of the team by involving them in preparation for their surgery and post-operative recovery. By helping patients stay strong, we can improve outcomes, reduce complications and create a better patient experience.


Before surgery:

  • patients are taught health activities to practice that will help them recover
  • medications for pain, nausea, infection, and blood clot prevention are given based on best practice evidence

During surgery:

  • management of pain, nausea and fluids is provided
  • techniques are applied to reduce surgical stress response (minimally invasive surgery, employ blocks or freezing to prevent pain signals from setting off fight or flight /stress response)

 After surgery:

  • evidence promotes less lines, drains, tubes and early urinary catheter removal
  • better outcomes through drinking, eating, gum chewing, moving and walking
  • improved pain, nausea and surgical complication rate

Contact Details

Peter Lougheed Centre

3500 26 Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta
T1Y 6J4
Getting There

Parking available

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Service hours not available.
Service Providers May Include
anesthesiologists, registered nurses (RNs), nutritionists, surgeons
Referral Needed

A doctor or surgeon will refer.

Service Access

Consult your doctor or surgeon.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services


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