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The Sports Medicine Clinic at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center brings together a unique team of athletic trainers, physicians, physical therapists and sports scientists to collaboratively provide the best possible medical care for athletic injuries and illnesses.
Remember not to eat or drink anything after midnight prior to your surgery, or as directed by your anesthesiologist. This includes water, breath mints and even chewing gum. Having food in your stomach can create a risk during surgery. Consult your doctor about whether you should discontinue taking regularly scheduled medication, herbal products or aspirin prior to surgery.
If you are advised to continue taking your medication, you should take it with only a sip of water. Refrain from smoking after midnight and during the day of your surgery. Be sure to make arrangements in advance to have a responsible adult drive you home and be available to you after surgery.
Regulations do not permit you to drive or use a taxicab.
Stanford's Eugene Roh, M.D., at the Winter Olympic Games in Korea earlier this year.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referral Information.