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How soon will I be discharged from the hospital after a thoracic surgery?

Each patient’s hospital stay is different based on how they feel after the intervention.

After you wake from the surgery, we will closely monitor you and check how you feel. We need to make sure that the risk of complications is minimized before we decide that you can go home.

Usually, the hospital stay takes around 3-5 days.

Typically, the patients who are able to return home sooner after the procedure are those who have a good general health and are able to start recovering on their own.

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