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What is the risk of a COPD patient having a radical nephrectomy?

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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Copd

To my knowledge, there is no risk of COPD in renal surgery.

In brief: Copd

To my knowledge, there is no risk of COPD in renal surgery.
Dr. Craig Brown
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Depends

You seem to be asking what the risks are for a patient who has COPD in having surgery.
In general patients with COPD have some degree of increased risk of a post op lung problem, ranging from pneumonia to respiratory failure, and delay coming off a breathing machine post anesthesia. In general these risks are manageable and don't rule out needed surgery. The specific risks depend on the details.

In brief: Depends

You seem to be asking what the risks are for a patient who has COPD in having surgery.
In general patients with COPD have some degree of increased risk of a post op lung problem, ranging from pneumonia to respiratory failure, and delay coming off a breathing machine post anesthesia. In general these risks are manageable and don't rule out needed surgery. The specific risks depend on the details.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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