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Surgical Tapering of Opioids

The purpose of this study is to characterize the relationship between preoperative depression symptoms and opioid use/misuse after surgery using a perioperative learning healthcare system. We are also interested in evaluating the relative efficacy of enhanced usual care versus motivational interviewing and gradual opioid weaning to promote opioid cessation after surgery. Finally, we are interested in characterizing interactions between treatment and selected participant attributes in predicting treatment, engagement, opioid use, and misuse.

Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Motivational Interviewing and Guided Opioid Tapering Support
  • Behavioral: Enhanced Usual Care




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Planning to undergo surgery

   - English speaking

   - Ability and willingness to complete questionnaires and assessments

   - Scheduled for total hip, knee, or shoulder replacement

   - Preoperative opioid use and opioid use 14 days after surgery to increase the
   likelihood of delayed opioid cessation.

   - Not under the care of a current pain management provider

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Any conditions causing inability to complete assessments

   - Known pregnancy

   - Elevated suicidality

   - Enrollment in conflicting perioperative trial

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Jennifer Hah, MD
(650) 723-6238