The aim of the Enhanced Recovery Programme is to get you back to full health as quickly as possible after your operation.
Research indicates that after surgery, the earlier we get you out of bed, exercising, eating and drinking, your recovery will be quicker and it will be less likely that complications will develop.
Some of the benefits include:
- A quicker return of normal bowel function.
- Reduced chest infections.
- A quicker return to usual mobility.
- Decreased fatigue.
- Reduced risk of developing blood clots after surgery.
There may be circumstances where the programme will not be appropriate for some patients and if this is the case, you will be fully informed of the alternatives.