Enhanced Recovery Pathways in Pancreatic Surgery

Surg Clin North Am. 2016 Dec;96(6):1301-1312. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2016.07.003. Epub 2016 Oct 14.


Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols were first introduced to help recovery after colorectal surgery. They have now been applied to multiple surgical specialties, including pancreatic surgery. ERAS protocols in pancreatic surgery have been shown to decrease length of stay and possibly postoperative morbidity.

Keywords: Distal pancreatectomy; ERAS; Enhanced recovery after surgery; Fast-track; Pancreatoduodenectomy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Pancreas / physiology*
  • Pancreatectomy*
  • Pancreatic Diseases / physiopathology
  • Pancreatic Diseases / surgery*
  • Postoperative Care / methods*
  • Recovery of Function*