Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a surgery protocol that aims to help decrease the amount of time a patient needs to stay in recovery at the hospital or surgery facility post-op. BioClinical Science teamed up with Dr. Gokul Gondi, Board Certified Anesthesiologist, to create an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery nutrition supplement called EZ ERAS that is not only effective for the patient, but also easy to administer and consume.
We Believe in ERAS
The goal of ERAS is to better facilitate a patient’s recovery after surgery by reducing their surgical stress response and optimizing their physiological function. One of the key elements of this includes ingesting carbohydrates during their surgery prep.
Studies show ERAS to be very beneficial for patients. According to a study published in the National Library of Medicine, ERAS protocols have a positive effect on the patient’s length of stay and post-op complication rates. 43.5% of patients who had the ERAS protocol were discharged within 5 days of surgery while only 29.1% of patients without the ERAS protocol were discharged within the same time frame. The number of patients with surgical site infections decreased with the use of ERAS as well, with 24.8% who used ERAS and 34.7% without ERAS.
Why Did BioClinical Science Want to Create EZ ERAS?
Dr. Gondi cites concerns about the Inflammatory Cascade that can happen when you’ve been fasting for 12-24 hours before surgery. “Patients are coming into surgery prep on an empty stomach. Some protein and carbohydrates in liquid form are going to help with recovery when consumed about 2 hours before surgery. We wanted an enhanced recovery after surgery nutrition drink that was quick, simple, and easy for the patient to take.” says Dr. Gondi.
“Improving the patient outcome is a crucial part of the surgical process. ERAS is effective in doing this, but the various individual supplements patients needed to take proved challenging. That’s why I’ve worked with Dr. Nolan to create EZ ERAS. It makes the protocol simple and quick. The patient only needs to drink one 4oz cup of liquid and they get nutrients, protein, and carbs necessary to decrease post-surgical complications.”
A Better Way to Administer Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Nutrition
Working with Dr. Nolan, the two of them created a powder that is easy for facilities to store, simple to administer, and actually tastes good. “One of the many challenges hospitals and surgery facilities face is storage. If they have to store a bunch of full bottles of liquid, that can take up too much room. EZ ERAS uses small packets of powder that take up less space and don’t expire quickly.” To prepare the supplement for consumption, only 4oz of water is needed, so it packs a lot of nutrients into a few sips for the patient. For facilities with more storage capacity, the powder is also available in bottles that are easy to fill with water, shake, and drink.
EZ ERAS Contains Necessary Nutrients
Up to half of hospitalized patients are malnourished, which can increase the length of stay, readmissions, and cost of care when they undergo surgery. Surgery can cause metabolic stress in patients, so having the proper nutrients present in the body before surgery can create better outcomes. EZ ERAS is formulated with 18 grams of whey protein and 50 grams of carbohydrates along with vitamins A, C, D, B6, B12, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Biotin, Magnesium, and caffeine. It also contains watermelon extract, lime, and stevia for flavor.
Get Free Samples of EZ ERAS Today!
If you’re interested in trying EZ ERAS in your facility or have questions about the supplement, reach out to Dr. Gondi or Dr. Nolan today!
Dr. Gondi: 803-394-6801
Dr. Nolan: 843-343-3636