Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS®) in thoracic surgical oncology

Alessandro Gonfiotti, Domenico Viggiano, Stefano Bongiolatti, Luca Bertolaccini, Piergiorgio Solli, Alessandro Bertani, Luca Voltolini, Roberto Crisci, Andrea Droghetti

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Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS®) is a strategy that seeks to reduce patients' perioperative stress response, thereby reducing potential complications, decreasing hospital length of stay and enabling patients to return more quickly to their baseline functional status. The concept was introduced in the late 1990s and was first adopted for use with patients undergoing open colorectal surgery. Since that time, the concept of ERAS has spread to multiple surgical specialties. This article explores the key elements for patient care using an ERAS protocol applied to minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-40
Number of pages8
JournalFuture Oncology
Issue number6s
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2018


  • enhanced recovery after surgery
  • ERAS
  • lung cancer
  • VATS lobectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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