Perioperative Patient Care in Pancreatobiliary Surgery: From Preoperative Assessment to ERAS

  • Kristoffer Lassen
  • Olle Ljungqvist


Following on the seminal studies on early food after hysterectomies by Ib Hessov [1], the Danish surgeon Henrik Kehlet pioneered the modern emphasis on attenuating surgical trauma and the physiological stress response [2]. The ensuing collaboration with a group of surgeons focussing on nutrition, early recovery and myth busting led to the first Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) consensus guidelines for colonic surgery in 2005 [3], updated and expanded in 2009 [4]. The first experiences with a protocol for liver surgery were published in 2008 [5]. Hip surgery, cardiac surgery, gynaecology, urology and other areas followed suit.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristoffer Lassen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Olle Ljungqvist
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery/Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) SectionOslo University Hospital at RikshospitaletOsloNorway
  2. 2.Institute of Clinical MedicineArctic University of NorwayTromsøNorway
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and HealthÖrebro UniversityÖrebroSweden

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