Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – ERAS®

At West Island Colorectal Clinic, we offer personalized post-operative care to help you recover as quickly and safely as possible. Our comprehensive approach encompasses various measures and interventions aimed at promoting your well-being, facilitating a smooth recuperation process, and ensuring your safety throughout the recovery journey.

If you undergo bowel surgery with one of our skilled surgeons, we adhere to the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS®) pathway. These guidelines aim to reduce post-operative complications and enhance your quality of life. Your progress will be closely monitored at our clinic throughout the recovery period. At West Island Colorectal Clinic, we ensure thorough and comprehensive follow-up care after your bowel surgery.

The goal of ERAS® program is to help you recover quickly and safely. This pathway will:

  1. Assist you in preparing for your surgery
  2. Support and facilitate your recovery process
  3. Set daily goals for you to accomplish

Having surgery can be stressful for patients and their families. The good news is that you are not alone. We will support you each step of the way. Please ask us if you have questions about your care.


ERAS® protocol offers guidelines regarding pre-operative procedures, dietary intake, physical activity, and pain management. These measures will aid in accelerating your recovery and facilitate an earlier discharge from the hospital.

Pre-operative advice

This aspect of the ERAS® program entails preparing patients and their families for surgery through education and psychological assistance. It includes establishing expectations, reducing anxiety, and ensuring patients are thoroughly briefed on the procedure, its advantages, and potential risks.

Pain control

Effective pain management is crucial for the recovery process. ERAS® incorporates personalized pain management strategies that utilize a blend of medications to efficiently alleviate pain while minimizing side effects. This approach enhances recovery, ensuring a smoother and more comfortable experience for patients.

Nutrition program

When having surgery, proper nutrition from a balanced diet helps with healing, recovery, and maintaining strength before and after the procedure. Before surgery, patients are assessed and offered nutritional plans to improve their health and immune systems. This step ensures that patients undergo their surgeries in optimal conditions, which can contribute to a faster and more robust recovery.

Physical activities

It’s vital to engage in movement to lower the risk of pneumonia, blood clots, and muscle weakness. You’ll receive breathing and mobility exercises to practice both during your hospital stay and at home.

Friendly, personalized service and expert advice

West Island Colorectal Clinic is your trusted destination for expert care and treatment of rectal and colorectal conditions. Our experienced specialists and state-of-the-art facilities ensure customized solutions for your unique needs. Gain access to compassionate, effective treatment in a judgment-free space.

Struggling with colon or rectal issues?

Let the experts at West Island Colorectal Clinic guide you through personalized diagnostics and treatment options tailored to your needs.

We ensure that every patient feels heard, respected, and cared for and aim to make your journey to better colorectal health a collaborative, supportive, and positive experience.