Mesothelioma Doctor Creates Preoperative Drink for Patients

Peritoneal mesothelioma specialist Dr. Charles Conway wants to make major surgery an easier, more manageable experience for his patients. His latest innovation — a preoperative, complex-carbohydrate beverage — should help considerably. Conway, director of surgical oncology at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center in Santa Barbara, California, will begin offering patients the novel drink customized to speed recovery and lessen the risk of dangerous side effects. Conway designed SurgiStrong RecoverAid, a uniquely blended product to fill a void in the growing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs that have sprung up throughout the U.S. “There just weren’t a lot of options out there for the patients. There was nothing that we liked,” Conway told Asbestos.com. “So we decided to make our own, tweaked just the way it needed to be. We think it will catch on.” Drink Could Shorten Hospital Stays The use of SurgiStrong RecoverAid is expected to reduce insulin resistance, postoperative nausea and vomiting, loss of muscle mass and surgery-induced immune-depression. It also should reduce the thirst, hunger and anxiety many patients feel in the hours leading up to surgery. It may reduce the length of hospital stays, too. He recommends it for any type of surgery. “It’s almost like carbo-loading before you run a marathon. You can’t do a marathon without calories in the body,” he said. “[It’s the] same with surger...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: citrulline Dr. Charles Conway mesothelioma surgery recovery mesothelioma surgery side effects Ochsner Cancer Center peritoneal mesothelioma preoperative complex-carbohydrate beverage Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Santa Barbara surgery-induce Source Type: news

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