If you've been scheduled for a Wedge Resection, you probably have some questions. Our guide offers the answers you're looking for and helps you prepare for your operation.
What type of surgery am I having?
You have 2 lungs in your body. Your right lung has 3 parts. Your left lung has 2 parts. These parts are called lobes.
Why do I need this surgery?
You may have an infection in your lung. Or, you may need to have something removed from your lung, like a tumour. A tumour can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). If you have a tumour, your doctor will tell you what type you have. Sometimes a wedge resection is done if we cannot get a tissue diagnosis any other way.
What tests will I need before surgery?
Before your operation, we do a complete check of your health. This may include many tests, such as
pulmonary function test (PFT) and exercise oximetry,
CT scan and an
How long you stay in the hospital depends on the kind of surgery and incision (cut) your surgeon makes. You may stay overnight or up to 3 days. When you can go home will depend on how you are recovering.