TriStar Centennial Medical Center has developed an evidence-based, proprietary patient care protocol to expedite the recovery period of the post-surgery patient. The enhanced surgical recovery (ESR) gynecological oncology protocol was developed by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and clinician specialists at TriStar Centennial to reduce complications and recovery time after surgery.
Led by Laura Williams, MD, gynecologic oncology surgeon at TriStar Centennial, the ESR program incorporates patients as an active participant in managing the post-operative care plan. The ESR protocol starts in the physician's office prior to surgery and continues through follow-up care. Data will be collected on specific outcomes to measure impact and continually improve care.
Best practices have been set in place to better prepare patients for surgery including updating perioperative guidelines and interventions, as well as changes in anesthesia protocols. ESR will benefit patients by decreasing their length of stay, reducing surgical complications during the post-operative period and enhancing the patient experience.