What kind of pain should patients expect after thoracic surgery, and how long will it last? Also, is this normal? When should I call my doctor?
In an investigational study, Akutsu et. al. (2010) demonstrated a significant reduction in post-operative pneumonia through the implementation of a dental hygiene program.
Discussion of article by Bilimoria and the importance of high volume esophageal surgery programs for successful post-operative outcomes.
How to maximize your chances before lung surgery to speed healing, post-operative recovery and reduce the incidence of complications.