Enhancing Recovery After Surgery


Surgery is not without risk, but evidence-based guidelines can minimize negative outcomes, including complications. The aim of this study is to understand how evidence-based guidelines are currently used and if there are opportunities to use them better. To do this, we are inviting patients and medical providers to tell us about their experiences with certain surgeries. Based on the information from patients and medical providers, we will create a plan to improve how guidelines are used to improve surgical outcomes.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 99

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

1. Adults, above 18 years old
2. Patients who have had one of the following types of surgery: Colorectal, Liver, Pancreas, Urology, Gynecology, Breast, Bariatric & Head & Neck in Alberta
3. Medical providers who provide surgical care in Alberta

Exclusion criteria:

1. Patients younger than 18 years old
2. Patients who have not had surgery
3. Patients who have received their surgery outside of Alberta.
4. Medical providers that do not provide surgical care


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Method of contact

Additional information

Contact information

Please contact study staff at kmsauro@ucalgary.ca or 403-210-5463

Principal investigator:

Khara Marissa Sauro

Clinical trial: