On the morning of the first day of the 2018, annual conference, of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Monty Mythen and Desiree Chappell were lucky enough to get an exclusive interview with Professor Henrik Kehlet.

Henrik Kehlet is a gastrointestinal surgeon and former professor of surgery, Copenhagen University, and now professor of perioperative therapy and Head of Section of Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University.

He has published more than 650 articles within perioperative pathophysiology, pain relief and surgical outcome summarized into the concept of ‘fast-track surgery’, which also includes a focus on perioperative fluid management.