Lung Surgery

After Your Lung Surgery: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Guide

This FAQ guide gives you a general idea about what you can expect after your lung surgery. Every individual recovers at a different pace, but you can follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible after your lung surgery.

What should I do after the operation?

You are encouraged to start moving as soon as you can to help your circulation and prevent any blood clots from forming. If you cannot move from your bed, you can use a static exercise bicycle.

Some patients may unconsciously keep the arm on the operated side still for fear of pain. Do move your arm occasionally to avoid developing a stiff shoulder, which would require treatment in the future. Read more