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Why is COPD important to your surgery?

COPD is very important because it decreases the normal respiratory capacity, sometimes even, limiting the possibility of a surgical treatment.

Your doctor has a precise idea of your pulmonary situation through the results of the lung function tests* and the lung imaging tests already performed.

With all these data and before surgery, your surgeon will estimate your risk according to an accurate algorithm. This can lead him/her to ask for more preoperative tests before offering you the most tailored surgery.

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