‘Paradigm Shift’ In Kaiser Surgeries Wielding Big Results

For patients and doctors alike, one of the main concerns before and after surgery has become the prescription and subsequent dependency on opioid-based painkillers, and it’s resulting big changes to the surgical process.

Since 2014, Kaiser Permanente has been combating the growing addiction epidemic by means of a new model for preparation and treatment for surgical patients. Originating in Scandinavia, the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) model has led to what Dr. Subhendra Banerjee of Kaiser Permanente Fresno calls a “major paradigm” shift in procedure and outcome. (The Business Journal)