Early recovery after surgery pathways, coupled with interventions to decrease wound infections, lead to better pain management and fewer complications for patients following surgery for gynecologic malignancy. Surgeons Robert DeBernardo, MD, and Roberto Vargas, MD, discuss the development and implementation of these procedures.
Intraoperative cryoablation of intercostal nerves, a new approach to minimizing severe pain after thorascopic repair of pectus excavatum, is helping Cleveland Clinic patients by significantly shortening hospital stays and reducing the need for opioid analgesics.
A patient education module contributes to enhanced recovery after surgery and improves same-day discharge rates, according to the preliminary results of a study. Pelvic floor specialist Marie Fdiela Paraiso, MD, describes the module and how it complements recovery protocols.