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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) provides consistent ways of managing care before, during and after surgery with an aim to helping patients stay strong physically and mentally, improving recovery time and reducing complications.

  • It improves care delivery, reduces complications, improves the patient experience, reduces unnecessary lengths of stay and makes efficiency gains for our health system
  • A best practice care pathway based in evidence and uses common sense
  • Patients are at the heart of ERAS, it helps people recover better and faster from surgery

Each ERAS site team is led by a surgeon, an anesthesiologist and an operations leader along with a dedicated ERAS Nurse Coordinator(s) experienced in clinical engagement, clinical data and quality improvement. The ERAS site teams are connected through the ERASAlberta provincial coordination team. 

Your ERAS Site Teams are:

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  • Trevor Small - Site Operations Executive Lead
  • Georgia Barry - Site Operations Manager Lead
  • Tanya Kuntz - ERAS Nurse Coordinator
  • Dr. Michael Chatenay - ERAS Surgeon Lead - Colorectal
  • Dr. Paul Paetsch - ERAS Anesthesia Lead


  • Yolanda Lackie - Site Operations Executive Lead
  • Myrna Galbraith - Site Operations Manager Lead
  • Colleen Effa - ERAS Nurse Coordinator
  • Dr. Anna Borowiec - ERAS Surgeon Lead - Colorectal
  • Dr. Ambrose Ng - ERAS Anesthesia Lead

For more information, please visit Alberta Health Services.