Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery
At Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of NJ, PA, the health and safety of our patients is the top priority. To enhance our patients’ experiences, we continuously improve our procedures, techniques, skills, and approach to bariatric surgery. We want you to be healthy, happy, and comfortable before, during, and after your surgery. This is why we are one of the first practices to implement a cutting-edge healthcare procedure: The Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery (ERABS) Protocol.
The ERABS Protocol was designed to enhance the patient experience. When properly implemented, the ERABS Protocol can reduce physical stress, expedite a return to proper bodily function, and decrease the length of hospital stay (and as a result, decreases healthcare costs).
By adding additional checkpoints to each step of recovery, we are able to enhance the bariatric patient experience. Before surgery, our practice provides extensive counseling, our fasting times pre-operation enhances recovery and decreases complications. Medications given preoperatively and intraoperatively, decrease post-operative pain and enhances recovery. The ERABS Protocol also allows for an optimized procedure, reducing a patient’s time under anesthetic.
Post-surgery, we start patient nutrition regimens and mobilization early, monitoring patients frequently. The first major goal after surgery is to ensure that our patients are able to drink (and tolerate) 1 liters of fluid every day.
We don’t want our patients to have to stay in the hospital any longer than is necessary. If patients prove themselves physically capable and have a supervising adult willing to provide care, we send our patients home with all of the materials and information they need to recover quickly and safely. We want our patients to return to their homes and regular lifestyles as soon as possible.
We are delighted to see that the ERABS Protocol has not only received positive patient feedback, but has achieved positive results. Our number one goal is your health and happiness, and we are proud to be one of the first practices in the nation to adopt this new protocol. At Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics of NJ, PA, we keep improving so that we can make the bariatric experience better for our amazing patients.