Trends in Enhanced Recovery

By Thomas A. Aloia, MD, Co-Chair SAGES SMART Committee, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dept. of Surgical Oncology and Nisha Narula, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dept. of Surgical Oncology Although enhanced recovery seems to just be getting its footing on the US Surgical landscape, the concept and practice has been well described by Prof. Henrik Kehlet and […]

SMART Enhanced Recovery Program

The SAGES SMART (Surgical Multimodal Accelerated Recovery Trajectory) Task Force provides the education and materials needed for surgeons to adopt a strong, evidence-based Enhanced Recovery Program (ERP) into their practices. As such, SAGES has developed the following SMART Enhanced Recovery Program resources: The SAGES SMART Enhanced Recovery Program website, a living resource of best ERP […]

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 […]

SAGES Research Grant Award Winners

SAGES Research Grant Applications Now Open

SAGES is now accepting Research Grant Applications for the 2015 year. To submit your grant, please visit: https://www.sages.org/projects/research-grants/ The deadline is Friday, November 3rd, 2014 at 5:00PM EST. The SAGES Research Awards are open to any principal investigator who is a SAGES member, including Candidate members. SAGES would like to especially encourage grant funding to […]

Get Well Sooner - A Project From SAGES

SAGES Launches GetWellSooner.org / SMART Care Program

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 […]