Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Elective Rectal/Pelvic Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Recommendations

This clinical practice guideline discusses pre- and peri-operative care interventions for patients undergoing elective rectal or pelvic surgery. Comparisons are made between rectal resection and colon resection recommendations, specifically in pre-operative counselling and optimisation. Outcomes of interest include rates of anastamotic leaks, length of hospital stay, and post-operative morbidity.