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A chest wall resection is done to remove part of a rib(s). Your surgeon will tell you where and how big (8-25 cm or 2.5-10 in) your incision will be.
Pre-Admission Clinic at
Toronto General HospitalEaton Building – Ground Floor, Room 400
What should I bring to my pre-admission appointment?
What happens during my pre-admission visit?
Depending on your needs, you may also meet:
The night before your surgery
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WHAT SHOULD I DO THE DAY OF MY SURGERY?
2 hours before your scheduled operation time.
Surgical Admission Unit (SAU) at
Toronto General HospitalPeter Munk Building – 2nd FloorAll hospital entrances are open by 6:00 am. However, Elizabeth St. and University Ave. are easiest to access.
What can I expect to have on my body?
You will be attached to some or all of these machines and tubes:
HOW CAN I MANAGE MY PAIN?
We will work with you to manage your pain. We can give you pain medicine in different ways:
You will continue to recover when you return home.
Where and when
Four to six weeks after your surgery, you will have an appointment at your surgeon's office and the
Medical Imaging Department (for your chest x-ray).
Who do I call with general post-operative questions?
Call your surgeon's office:
Dr. M. CypelPhone: 416 340 5156
Dr. G. DarlingPhone: 416 340 3121
Dr. M. de PerrotPhone: 416 340 5549
Dr. L. DonahoePhone: 416 340 4800 ext. 6529
Dr. S. Keshavjee
Phone: 416 340 4010
Dr. A. PierrePhone: 416 340 5354
Dr. T. WaddellPhone: 416 340 3432
Dr. K. YasufukuPhone: 416 340 4290
Dr. J. YeungPhone: 416 340 4800 ext. 6529
Who do I call if I experience complications
Call 911 to take you to the nearest Emergency Department if you:
Call your surgeon's office if you notice the following symptoms: