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Useful information


You can download a copy of any of our patient information leaflets by clicking on the links below:

Enhanced recovery patient diary

Information about your mediastinoscopy/mediastinotomy

Information about your surgical lung biopsy

Information about pectus excavatum or carinatum repair

Information about pleurectomy for pneumothorax

Information about lung resection by thoracotomy

General information about video-assisted ("keyhole") thoracic surgery or VATS

Video Assisted Thorascopic Surgery Vats And Lung Resection

Enhanced Recovery Programme Anaesthesia For Thoracic Surgery


Smoking cessation

Epidurals and pain control


Several charitable and voluntary organisations provide advice and support for patients with lung and other chest diseases.  We have included some relevant links below.

Patient support

Roy Castle


Professional and research

British Thoracic Society

British Lung Foundation

Cancer Research UK at

The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery at

The National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses