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Open chest surgery wound changed today - wiped with iodine. Now bandage is wet & yellow. Is this ok? Previous dressing was dry.
Thoracic Surgery is also known as Chest surgery. Thoracic surgeons operate on the chest and the organs within: airway, heart, lungs, esophagus, chest wall, mediastinum, etc. You may also find a common title of "cardiothoracic surgeon" or in more specialized regions a distinction will be made between heart surgeons and non-heart surgeons, i.e. "cardiovascular ...Read more
Why are the following tests done preoperatively for open heart surgery? Echo...chest X-ray.....pfts.....and urinalysis?
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Depends: Depends on the planned operation and your underlying health. There are some tests that are often done to assess risk and help in planning the operation. Routine labs and often an ekg are done. Almost always, pulmonary function tests are performed to assess lung capacity. If there are risk factors or symptoms present, it may make sense to do a stress test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Honest discussion: Every patient is an individual. Important to discuss with your surgeon what are "reasonable expectations" of recovery and outcomes. A skilled thoracic surgeon will always seek the least invasive surgical technique possible to safely achieve the surgical goal and best outcome for you. He/she will describe before procedure their planned approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest surgery is a method of treating problems in the chest that generally require something to be cut out (biopsy or removal of tissue) or something to be repaired. Examples include removing tumors, removing sections of damaged lung, repairing birth defects of the trachea or esophagus, coronary artery bypass grafts, repairing ...Read more
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