Type of Surgery
Last updated: 11/24/2009
Patients typically experience severe pain after surgery, and are given appropriate medications. In uncomplicated cases, chest and urine (Foley catheter) tubes are usually removed within 24â€“48 hours. A highly trained and comprehensive team of respiratory...
therapists and nurses is vital for postoperative care that results in improved lung function via deep breathing and coughing exercises.
A plastic surgeon describes the anatomy of the nose and how these structures can interfere with breathing, cause sinus problems, or be less than ideal cosmetically. This video, which uses graphical animations as teaching tools, explains how the bones and cartilage of the nose contribute to common nasal defects.
Thoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in the surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the thorax (the chest) excluding the heart. Generally treatment of conditions of the lungs, chest wall, esophagus and diaphragm.
Thoracic surgery is often grouped with cardiac surgery and called cardiothoracic surgery.
"According to a June, 2003 article in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the workforce currently appears "right sized," although the workforce survey cited indicates significant retirement during the next 10 to 15 years. The annual salary for thoracic surgeons ranges from $218,550 to $533,000".
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