How can I speed up the lobectomy recovery process?
There are several aftercare recommendations that can help you speed up your recovery process.
The thoracic surgery team at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital will help you recover from your procedure as quickly as possible.
- You will stay in the hospital for three to four days, depending upon how you're feeling post-surgery
- You will be given pain medications for a few days after surgery
- You will be instructed on your activity restrictions and wound care
- You will be recommended to follow our post-operative follow-up schedule
Before you are discharged from the hospital after you underwent a lobectomy, your doctor will tell you what you should do in order to benefit from fast recovery.
VATS lobectomy leads to a speedy recovery
" With the VATS procedure, lobectomies can be performed just through smaller incisions with a camera, without spreading the ribs", says Dr. Farshad Malekmehr, a vascular surgeon affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. "It's really reduced the risk of bleeding and infection, and patients are able to fully recover in just three to four weeks - almost twice as fast compared to the traditional thoracic surgery technique."
The major advantages of a lobectomy done through a video-assisted thoracoscopic technology include:
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