National Leaders in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

This page is the official website of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (“ERAS”) Program at UNC Chapel Hill. 

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is a collaborative, multidisciplinary initiative between the departments of anesthesiology and surgery to improve the perioperative care of patients at UNC.

First implemented in July 2014, the program now positively impact over 1,000 patients a year.

Check out our recent news to the right and most recent publications below!



UNC’s Growing Contributions to the Field of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery:


Upcoming Events



  • ERAS team members present at UNC Quality Expo

    ERAS team members present their posters at UNC Healthcare Quality Expo. Dr. Brian Specht, MD presented his poster on decreased ICU admissions…

  • ERAS Pathway Featured in October Vital Signs

    A special ERAS pathway was presented in Vital Signs!

  • Carolina Refresher 2017

    Check out “Creating pathways for quality improvement at your institution” by Robert S. Isaak, DO & Lavinia M. Kolarczyk, MD from 12-1 this Thursday 6/22 at the Carolina Refresher!

  • ASER Releases 2nd Newsletter!

    UNC Enhanced Recovery Manager and co-chair for the American Society of Enhanced Recovery newsletter Lyla Hance has worked with Tom Hopkins of Duke to put out the 2nd quarterly ASER newsletter. Read it online at publizr!