About the book
Recovering from surgery is greatly dependent upon the type of surgery a patient is having. Enhanced recovery pathways include preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative practices that decrease complications and accelerate recovery.
The time period to full recovery from surgery will depends on many things, including age, health prior to the surgery, the extent of injuries, the success of rehabilitation, the amount of rest. It may take a few days or a week to recover from a less complex operations, but it can take a few months to recover from a major surgery. Nutrition plays a critical role in the recovery of surgical patients.
Accelerated multimodal postoperative recovery programs should be developed as a multidisciplinary effort, with integration of postoperative pain management into a postoperative rehabilitation program. This requires revision of traditional care programs. Previous studies had revealed a link between surgery-related inflammatory responses and clinical recovery. The profound inflammatory response to tissue injury has prompted a long-standing interest in unraveling immune mechanisms that determine recovery after surgical trauma. The role of monocytes in surgical recovery and trauma has been subject of significant interest.