After hospitalization

You will be asked to come in for follow-up in the Thoracic Surgery outpatient clinic.

When you return home:

  • take the pain medications prescribed by your surgeon on a regular basis. If they are not enough to control the pain, contact your doctor.
  • gradually resume physical activity.

It is possible that you will spit a little blood for two or three weeks after the operation. This is not worrisome.