Colorectal Surgery and Enhanced Recovery

  • Matthew G. Tutton
  • N. Julian H. Sturt
  • Alan F. Horgan
Part of the Enhanced Recovery book series (ER)


Enhanced recovery in colorectal cancer was first realised from the work of Kehlet’s group at the Hvidovre University Hospital in Denmark in 1995 [1]. An enhanced recovery program in colorectal cancer aims to minimise the metabolic and physiological response to surgery and hence hasten recovery and subsequent hospital discharge. The potential advantages of enhanced recovery are not only pertinent to the patient and clinician but to health care systems in general, as since shorter hospital stays may lessen costs and allow the treatment of greater numbers of patients. In additional a faster return to work and productivity may benefit economies in a broader sense.


Laparoscopic Surgery Anastomotic Leak Epidural Analgesia Colorectal Resection Postoperative Ileus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew G. Tutton
    • 1
  • N. Julian H. Sturt
    • 2
  • Alan F. Horgan
    • 3
  1. 1.ICENI unit, General SurgeryColchester Hospital University NHS Foundation TrustColchester, EssexUK
  2. 2.Department of SurgerySouthend University Hospital NHS TrustWestcliff-on-Sea, EssexUK
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryFreeman HospitalNewcastleUK

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