Thoracic Oncology at Boston Medical Center

Center for Thoracic Oncology

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Post-Procedure Instructions

The team at the Center for Thoracic Oncology at Boston Medical Center, thanks you for choosing us for your care. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional care, without exception.

This section provides information that will help you after your upcoming chest surgery. Please read through it before your surgery. It is designed to give you as much information as possible so that you will be knowledgeable and informed about your upcoming procedure.

In addition, members of the thoracic surgery team are available to assist you with any concerns or questions that you might have. We are committed to making your stay as comfortable as possible.

Recovering in the Hospital

Following your surgery, you will be transferred to the Post Anesthesia Unit, a recovery area near the operating room where you will be connected to several monitoring devices. Members of the team will watch your condition closely as you awaken from anesthesia.

When you have recovered sufficiently, you will be transferred to a bed in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit Newton 3 West or the Progressive Care Unit on Newton Pavilion 8 East. Nurses in these units are specialists in caring for cardiothoracic surgery patients.


While you're in the hospital, you will be closely monitored. You may have the following procedures and equipment during your stay:

Important Things to Know

There is much you can do to participate in and speed your recovery. Your understanding is important so you know what to expect.

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Boston Medical Center
Center for Thoracic Oncology
Moakley Building
830 Harrison Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118

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88 East Newton Street,
Robinson B-402
Boston, MA 02118
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