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The University of Miami spine surgery ERAS protocol: a review of our journey

Authors: Meng Huang, G. Damian Brusko, Peter A. Borowsky, John Paul G. Kolcun, Julie A. Heger, Richard H. Epstein, Jay Grossman, Michael Y. Wang


Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a multidisciplinary concerted approach to optimizing post- operative recovery and reducing hospital length of stay. It was first conceived in Denmark for abdominal surgery (1,2). This initiative examined organ/system specific responses to surgical stress and factors compromising these pathophysiologic effects pre-operatively, intra- operatively, and post-operatively.

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