About 2019-02-25T18:36:10+00:00

The ERAS® Society

The ERAS® Society was officially founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2010 as a non-profit organisation. Its founding doctors are Ken Fearon, Olle Ljungqvist, Arthur Revhaug, Maartin von Meyenfeldt, and Cornelius de Jong.
There are more than 100 ERAS Centres worldwide, situated in the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Canada and New Zealand. The ERAS Centre at Matley & Partners, Cape Town, lead by Dr Ravi Oodit, is the first in Africa. Matley & Partners are working in collaboration with the colorectal unit at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town to establish the second centre.


To develop perioperative care and to improve recovery through research, audit education and implementation of evidence-based practice.

The ERAS Care Pathway

The Care Pathway is based on 3 pillars: