Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | May 29, 2020

New Clinic Opens to Care for Older Surgical Patients

On Monday, June 1, the Duke Raleigh Hospital Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health (POSH) Clinic will open in Medical Office Building 9 (3300 Executive Drive, Suite 301).

Older adults can be more at risk for certain complications during and after surgery because they are more likely to have multiple chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and memory or hearing loss that place extra stress on their bodies. An appointment with the POSH Clinic at Duke Raleigh Hospital before surgery allows older adults scheduled for surgery to work together with a team of doctors to find out how to best optimize their health for successful surgery and recovery afterward.

The clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Interested patients should ask their surgeon for a referral appointment to the clinic.

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