What to Expect

What to Expect

Patient Information about Major Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery

It is natural to have many concerns and questions about "major surgery". We feel that the more you know about the process, the less you will worry about the steps necessary to return you to a state of good health. The following are some general guidelines which we hope will help you understand the steps in this process.

Preparing for your first clinic visit

Preparing for your surgery & hospital stay

Surgery

Important Information about Nutritional & Herbal Supplements

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

Swedish Thoracic Surgery / First Hill
1101 Madison Street
Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-215-6800
Fax: 206-215-6801
Map & Directions

Becoming a Patient

Your clinic visit, what to expect before, during and after surgery
What to Expect

Patient Stories of Strength

 Patient Stories


Swedish Thoracic Surgery is a proud member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, a not-for-profit organization representing over 6,800 surgeons, researchers and other health professionals worldwide dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.


Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking

Swedish offers smoking-cessation resources including brochures and materials.  Download a brochure