I’m not sure which operation I am having

If you are unsure what your treatment plan is please check with your doctor. The following examples may help remind you of the name for your operation.

Operations for tumours

I am having a lung removed pneumonectomy

I am having a third or a half of a lung removed lobectomy

I am having a third or a half of a lung removed but it is also affecting part of the airway sleeve resection

I am having a third or a half of a lung removed but it is also affecting part of a rib or part of my spine chest wall surgery

I am having a sample sent to see if a lump is cancer whilst I am asleep frozen section

I need a biopsy of the glands in the middle of the chest cervical mediastinoscopy or anterior mediastinoscopy

I have had cancer and need an operation to remove where it may have spread to the lung wedge resection

Operations for collapsed lung or COPD

I am in hospital for a collapsed lung and need an operation
pneumothorax

I have had a collapsed lung and need an operation to prevent it coming back pneumothorax

I have COPD and need and operation to improve my breathing or remove a diseased part of lung  lung volume reduction surgery

I have COPD and have been offered a valve or EBV endobronchial valves

I have COPD and have been offered coils endobronchial coils

Operations for infections and fluid

I am in hospital for a chest infection and need an operation empyema and decortication

I have fluid around my lung (pleural effusion) and need an operation to diagnose why pleural biopsy

I have fluid around my lung and need an operation to drain it and prevent it coming back pleural biopsy

Operations for airway problems

I have a narrowing in my airway that is making my breathing very difficult and noisy. I need an operation to clear the blockage quickly bronchoscopy . Additional procedures such as a stent may be advised.

I have a narrowing in my airway and have been recommended to have part of the airway removed after time for detailed assessment tracheal resection

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