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Thoracic surgery patient leaflets


This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Safer surgery - what you need to know

This leaflet provides information on our surgical safety checks and explains what is involved.

Thoracic surgery - Carbohydrate-rich drinks before surgery for patients who can eat and drink

This leaflet is for patients having thoracic surgery and who can eat and drink by mouth. It aims to answer your questions about having carbohydrate-rich nutrition (carbohydrate loading) before surgery.