One of the most common questions when a patient is told they may need to undergo surgery is, “How quickly will I be back on my feet and back to my normal activities?” After many surgeries, patients are encouraged to stay away from regular activity for some time after they are discharged. But patients who go through enhanced surgical recovery programs, such as the Advance Surgical Recovery (ASURE) program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, may have reduced recovery times and 30 to 50-percent shorter hospital stays.

One patient who went through the ASURE program after removing a mass in her colon says she left CTCA two days after surgery and hopped onto a flight to Paris four days later. Here’s how a team of experts get patients prepared for surgery to ultimately get them back to living their lives… sooner.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-informed supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment. You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIN and YouTube.