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Thoracic surgery involves operations on all parts of the chest including the chest wall and the contents of the chest (the mediastinum) and the lungs, but excludes the heart (see cardiac surgery).
All the information about coming into hospital for a thoracic operation can be found in these pages. This information has been written by the staff of the cardiothoracic unit to give you information about coming into hospital for your lung operation.
We hope you will find this information helpful before you come into hospital and after you go home. The doctors and nurses will explain your operation and care in more detail. If you would like more information or have questions, please ask a member of staff caring for you.