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Published: May 30, 2007
Updated: Feb. 2, 2011
Many patients at Duke Raleigh Hospital will receive the preoperative educational clinic visit on the same day as their surgical visit.
For patients in Durham, the preoperative educational visit begins at 7:45 a.m. and takes about half a day.
At this preoperative educational visit, you will meet with one of our dietitians to discuss dietary changes just before surgery and preparation for the liquid diet the first three weeks after surgery. You will also meet with one of the nurses for a preoperative teaching.
After the above meetings, you will have a one hour group session with the psychologists, discussing appetite cues and ways to plan for the variety of changes that may occur after surgery. All these meetings will give you the opportunity to meet others undergoing surgery at about the same time.
You will then have an appointment scheduled with Duke Regional Hospital or Duke Raleigh Hospital for an interview concerning administration of anesthesia and performance of final laboratory tests in preparation for surgery.
All arrangements for your surgery and admission to the hospital will be completed after this preoperative educational visit.