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Am I allowed to get up and walk after the lobectomy procedure?

Your medical team will work closely with you to help you start your recovery after this intervention. They will tell you when it is the right time to start moving.

Right after the lobectomy, you will be taken to the recovery section. When you wake up, you will still feel the effect of the anesthetic. You might have several chest tubes placed in the incision site in order to remove the air or fluid from the chest. You will start moving as much as you can while you are still in bed.

Yes, as soon as you feel comfortable you are encouraged to walk because it will enhance your recovery.

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