The Enhanced Recovery Programme aims to get you back to full
health as soon as possible following your operation.
Only a handful of hospitals in the UK currently provide the
Enhanced Recovery programme in hepato-biliary (HPB) surgery.
The Enhanced Recovery team is led by Mr Thomas Satyadas, Consultant
HPB Surgeon, who is also an advisor to the Enhanced Recovery
Partnership Programme nationally.
Before your procedure
Before your procedure, we will ensure that you are well informed
and well prepared for your operation.
You will be admitted to hospital early in the morning on the day
of your operation unless you require medical treatment the night
before, such as a blood transfusion or medication which you cannot
take at home.
You will be given a carbohydrate drink before your operation to
keep you hydrated and make sure you are in the best physical
condition before, during and after surgery. These carbohydrates can
also prevent the feeling of sickness that sometimes follows an
After your procedure
As soon as is comfortable, we will help you to get out of bed
and start moving around. We will also help you to start eating and
drinking as soon as possible after your operation. Nutrition is an
important part of your recovery and you may need to have supplement
drinks to support your diet after an operation.
During your stay
Research has shown that active, early rehabilitation after your
operation will help you to feel better sooner. Because of
this, you will be encouraged and assisted to:
- move around as soon as possible after your operation
- eat and drink a normal diet, or take nutrition supplements if
you are not able to eat
- have any drips, drains or catheters removed during the first
couple of days of your recovery
After you leave hospital
We understand that being discharged from hospital can be a
worrying time and you will be contacted by a qualified nurse at
home to offer support and reassurance following your
operation. We encourage you to give honest feedback about the
care you receive so that we can recognise areas of excellence and
identify any areas where improvements could be made.