Preparation for surgery with Pectus Up
There are some aspects that must be taken into account before the patient receives surgical treatment for Pectus Excavatum. As in any surgical intervention with anesthesia, this operation carries certain risks, which your surgeon will duly explain to you. It is also necessary to take into account some warnings, of which we highlight the following two:
- You must inform the surgeon of the medications that you are taking since some of them could interfere with anesthesia or cause complications. Drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen can cause bleeding.
- Tobacco contributes to the development of lung and heart problems, among others. It also hinders wound healing. Tissues require oxygen for proper healing and tobacco significantly reduces the amount that reaches them.