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Thoracic Surgery Patient Information

Patients will be interviewed and examined by a thoracic surgeon. The surgeon will review any previous tests, echocardiograms, X-rays or CT scans. The surgeon will then make a recommendation for the next step. Next steps can include surgery, additional testing, or observing your condition over time.

We have a dedicated staff of physicians, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners to guide each patient  through their procedure.

At North Shore-LIJ we want to provide our patients with as much information on their choices in dealing with their thoracic surgery and what to expect after. We feel the more information the patient has – the better prepared they will be for their specific procedure.

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