The History of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and the ERAS Society

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2017 Sep;27(9):860-862. doi: 10.1089/lap.2017.0350. Epub 2017 Aug 10.


This short historical overview explains the development of enhanced recovery from a small group of surgeons in European academic centers to the establishment of ERAS®Society, a not-for-profit multiprofessional multidisciplinary medical-academic society, reaching all major continents and involving a wide range of surgical and anesthesia disciplines.

Keywords: ERAS; complications; enhanced recovery; implementation.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers / history*
  • Europe
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Perioperative Care / history*
  • Perioperative Care / methods
  • Postoperative Complications / history
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
  • Recovery of Function
  • Societies, Medical / history*