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There are many key aspects of ERPs under the primary responsibility of the anesthesiology team including attenuation of surgical stress, fluid therapy, analgesia, and maintenance of normothermia and euglycemia. An anesthesia protocol allowing for rapid awakening is used. Deep neuromuscular blockade may help with exposure during laparoscopic surgery at lower pressures of pneumoperitoneum.
For more information, see Chapter 6: The Role of the Anesthesiologist in Reducing Surgical Stress and Improving Recovery in The SAGES / ERAS® Society Manual of Enhanced Recovery Programs for Gastrointestinal Surgery