Pre-surgery classes and education
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a care plan designed for you by your HonorHealth surgery and anesthesiology teams. Your surgeon will let you know if you are following this care plan once the decision to have surgery is made and provide you with detailed instructions. There are some important ways this care plan may differ from other surgeries you may have had in the past. On the ERAS care plan, you may be asked on the day of surgery to consume clear liquids up to a certain time designated by your surgeon. You may also be asked to consume a carb-load drink called Ensure Pre-surgery or Gatorade at a certain time designated by your surgeon.
This care plan also supports the use of non-narcotic oral pain medication given before surgery to help manage surgical pain and decrease the need for narcotic pain medications after your surgery. Anti-nausea medication may also be given before and throughout surgery to prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery. For general information on ERAS, please look over the patient information document ERAS-General information (English | Spanish).
If you are having one of these types of surgeries and your surgeon wants to follow the ERAS care plan, please review this information to help prepare you for your surgery:
- GYN surgery (English | Spanish)
- Total knee replacement surgery (English | Spanish)
- Colorectal surgery (English | Spanish)
See the HonorHealth disclaimer.
Online and in-person classes are available. Our experts will help guide you throughout your bariatric weight loss journey. Find class dates and register by clicking one of the links below.
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This class is designed to help patients prepare for their upcoming ostomy surgery. It is presented by ostomy-trained nurses. You may bring a friend or family member to the class. We recommend completing this class approximately one to two weeks before your surgery.
To register, call 480-583-0440.
The class includes:
- What to expect before surgery
- What to expect the day of surgery
- What to expect right after surgery
- Introduction to ostomy care
- Leaving the hospital
- Follow-up care
Second Tuesday of each month; 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 5D Classroom
The HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center has developed this booklet to help you know what to expect before, during and after your surgery. Your care team will also be with you every step of the way to answer any questions and help you feel prepared.
The contents of the packet such as text, graphics, images, and other material are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this packet.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. HonorHealth does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information mentioned in this handbook. Reliance on any information provided by HonorHealth is solely at your own risk.