Dr. Ron Collins, who likes to hike, cycle or cross-country ski during his time off, is leading a group of colleagues in eight Interior Health hospitals that do colorectal surgery in new ways to foster better health for surgical patients.
Transforming the surgical experience for patients is the goal of a group led by a Kelowna doctor.
Anesthetist Dr. Ron Collins is leading a group of colleagues in eight Interior Health hospitals that do colorectal surgery in new ways to foster better health for surgical patients.
Called Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), the project is part of a worldwide movement that includes putting in place some 20 processes of care before, during and after surgery.
Through extensive research, these new practices have been shown to get patients healing better and faster, while reducing surgical complications and shortening hospital stays.
“Colorectal surgery is just the first step. This whole ERAS movement is going to completely redesign the way we administer surgical services across B.C. and Canada,” said Collins, 60, a self-effacing champion for change. READ MORE