ERAS®: How to comprehensively prepare a patient for surgery – how it is done in Uruguay

Dr. Marcelo Viola Malet, Vice President of ERAS® Latin America is engaged with spreading ERAS®; currently two institutions in Uruguay; Médica Uruguaya (MUCAM) and the Centro de Asistencia Médica del Oeste de Colonia (CAMOC), in Carmelo. Their work was recently presented at the ERAS® World Congress in Madrid, Spain showing that

  • “in Uruguay hospitalization was shortened to an average of 3 or 4 days; Surgery mortality and complications are in a similar range to other parts of the world, and functional recovery and postoperative pain are excellent.”
  • He further confirmed that applying ERAS® “should not be evaluated as an expense but as an investment for what is saved in a year.” “In colon oncology surgery, 30% of the cost of the surgery is usually saved, including care, hospitalization, and equipment,” he stressed.

An article was just published in Diary el Pais, the most important newspaper in Uruguay.

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