SAGES Launches / SMART Care Program

Get Well Sooner - A Project From SAGES

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Colorectal Cancer Yields Optimal Outcomes

Colon and rectal cancer together comprise the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer deaths. Each year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with and more than 50,000 people die from colorectal cancers. Fortunately, the death rate from this disease has decreased over the last 20 years due to screening and more sophisticated surgical approaches, one of which is minimally invasive surgery (MIS).

SAGES has long been a champion of the use of MIS for colorectal surgery. To take full advantage of the benefits of MIS, SAGES has introduced its SMART Program, bringing together best practices in anesthesia, nursing, nutritional management, and physical therapy to speed up recovery after surgery – See more at Digestive Wellness News…

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