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.