Thoracic Surgery School
In preparation for thoracic surgery (surgery to treat diseases of the chest and lungs), patients are referred to Thoracic Surgery School by their surgeon. A qualified team of nursing, physiotherapy and pharmacy representatives conducts this outpatient service. It includes an overview of the anatomy and function of the lungs, location of incisions, breathing and coughing exercises, pain control management, and the importance of early mobility. Following surgery, patients reconnect with their Thoracic Surgery School physiotherapist in order to receive post-operative rehabilitation.