Enhanced Recovery: The Tool You Need to Go Beyond Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • SAGES Surgical Multimodal Accelerated Recovery Trajectory (SMART) Initiative,combining minimally invasive surgical techniques with enhanced recovery pathways for perioperative care, improves outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  • “We’ve made great advances in improving patient recovery using minimally invasive surgical techniques, but outcomes can be further improved by combining laparoscopic surgery with an enhanced recovery care plan to deliver evidence based care throughout the perioperative period: preop, intraop and postop,” said Dr. Liane Feldman, Chair, SAGES SMART Task Force. “That’s the goal of SAGES SMART enhanced recovery program, to combine multiple perioperative interventions to maximize the value of minimally invasive surgery, but surgeons can’t do this alone.”
  • SMART enhanced recovery task force invites you to join us on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Hotel Delta Montreal, Quebec for the SAGES/ERAS Society Canada course on enhanced recovery for gastrointestinal surgery. This one-day practical introduction to creating and implementing  enhanced recovery programs. The course will bring together surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other perioperative experts to review the building blocks of enhanced recovery and experiences in implementation to allow SAGES surgeons to implement enhanced recovery for a variety of procedures in their own practices.
  • The course directors include Dr. Franco Carli, Dr. Liane Feldman and Dr. Sender Liberman.  The essential building blocks of an ERAS program will be reviewed, and speakers will share experiences in implementing programs in foregut, bariatric, hepatobiliary and colorectal surgery.
  • For more information visit http://www.sages.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/ERAS-2014.pdf and to register, please contact the McGill Continuing Education Office at 514-934-8253 or cme@muhc.mcgill.ca


The Mission of the SAGES SMART Enhanced Recovery Task Force is to promote the integration of Enhanced Recovery care principles as a cornerstone of minimally invasive surgery to improve safety, efficiency and outcomes of GI surgery.