Dr. Khandhar of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia and early ambulation after lung surgery
Another study confirming the importance of pre-operative respiratory exercises for surgical patients – this one looking at cardiac surgery patients and the incidence of post-operative pneumonia.
The majority of general thoracic surgical operations in the United States are performed by surgeons not specializing in thoracic surgery. [despite the fact that] Both general thoracic surgeons and cardiac surgeons achieve better outcomes than general surgeons.” Schipper et. al (2009).