Tag Archives: ERAS

Is Your Surgery Going Digital? What To Know About Telemedicine and Surgery

Is Your Surgery Going Digital? What To Know About Telemedicine and Surgery

As the world navigates a global pandemic, it’s no surprise that reducing unnecessary contact is a huge focus for healthcare providers. One way they’re doing so? The use of telemedicine. While telemedicine might feel brand-new to patients everywhere, the truth is it’s been around for quite a while—and we’re likely to see it grow in […]

This Medication Eliminated Opioid Use After Surgery in 83% of Patients Studied

This Medication Eliminated Opioid Use After Surgery in 83% of Patients Studied

No companies mentioned in this post have provided promotional consideration to MendWell. The Research At-A-Glance  In a study funded by the biotech company Heron Therapeutics, more than 90% of patients stayed opioid-free in the 72 hours after surgery and 83% stayed off opioids the full 28-day post-op window. Patients having hernia repair surgery were given […]

Less Pain, Faster Recovery, Fewer Scars: Are You Eligible For This Surgery Type?

Less Pain, Faster Recovery, Fewer Scars: Are You Eligible For This Surgery Type?

At Mend Well, we’re all about empowering you to take control of your surgery experience—and that often starts by arming yourself with knowledge and making sense of medical jargon. You may have heard doctors or surgeons use the term “laparoscopic surgery”—but what does it mean and is it the right approach for your procedure? Today, […]

Surgery During Coronavirus:  How The Pandemic Might Affect Your Upcoming Procedure

Surgery During Coronavirus: How The Pandemic Might Affect Your Upcoming Procedure

We’re in the midst of a global pandemic—and, from the workplace to the medical field, there’s not an area of our daily lives COVID-19 hasn’t affected in some way. This is also true for non-COVID-related hospitalizations and surgeries. If you’ve scheduled surgery during Coronavirus, you likely have a laundry list of questions that need answering. […]

Research At-a-Glance:  The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Research At-a-Glance: The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Did you know?  This study found that implementation of a pediatric enhanced recovery (ERAS) pathway decreases opioid utilization and shortens time to full feeding.  In other words… Pediatric patients who followed an ERAS® pathway before surgery didn’t need as many opioids and were ultimately able to begin eating again after surgery faster than patients who […]