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You have 2 lungs in your body. Your right lung has 3 parts. Your left lung has 2 parts. These parts are called lobes.
A wedge resection is the removal of a small, wedge-shaped part of lung tissue from a lobe of your lung.
You will have an appointment at the
Pre-Admission Clinic within 2 weeks before your operation. This visit is very important to assess your health and help you prepare for your surgery and recovery. Plan for your visit to take 2 to 5 hours. On the day of your pre-admission visit, take your medications and eat as usual, unless you were given other instructions.
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.
You will stay in the
Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) for a few hours. Once you are awake and stable, we will take you up to the
Thoracic Surgery and Respirology Inpatient Unit.
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
About 4 to 6 weeks after your operation you will have an appointment at your surgeon's office and the
Medical Imaging Department.
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. Yeung
Phone: 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: