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What I tell my patients to expect after colorectal surgery.



Dr Julie Thacker on Colorectal surgery and ESR

Dr. Julie Thacker is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Duke University and a colorectal surgeon with a clinical focus in advanced laparoscopic techniques for the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. She participates as full time teaching faculty of medical students, general surgery residents, and surgical fellows. As the Duke Hospital and Health System Medical Director for Evidence Based Perioperative Care, she leads the interdisciplinary Duke Enhanced Recovery Program.
Dr. Thacker assumed the Presidency of the American Society of Enhanced Recovery, 2017, and is recognized at the national and international level as a perioperative care implementation expert. Her work at Duke is a model for hospitals and health care systems of all sizes, as well as, a comparative model used in discussions with the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. She publishes practice guidelines, change management guidelines, and quality and value improvement reviews and recommendations.
At the national level, she is a member of the Quality Committee of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Thacker is the co-lead of the Enhanced Recovery in NSQIP, ERIN collaborative and is a member of the Performance Measure Committee with the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, she is faculty for the American College of Surgeons, “Surgeons Leading Quality” course.

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What I tell my patients to expect after colorectal surgery.

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