The benefits demonstrated by immunomodulatory formulas are:
- Reduction in the risk of developing surgical fistulas
- Reduction of surgical complications
- Reduction of infectious complications
- Reduction of hospital stay
The ESPEN and ASPEN guidelines recommend its use in the days before surgery (5-7 days) and in the postoperative period (7-10 days) in patients with head and neck and upper digestive cancer. There is evidence about its benefits in the perioperative period of colorectal cancer.