You now have a trustworthy resource to share with your patients.
ctsurgerypatients.org – new!
The Patient Guide to Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery
A Website Presented by Cardiothoracic Surgeons Committed to Improving Patient Care
Available in both English and Spanish, this website is easily viewable on computers, tablets, and smartphones. All information has been reviewed by STS members and is divided into the following sections:
- Adult Heart Disease
- Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
- Lung, Esophageal, and Other Chest Diseases
- Heart and Lung Transplantation
- Before, During, and After Surgery
Click the images below and download a printable PDF for referring your patients to this website in color or black & white.
What to Expect After Heart Surgery (from STS)
Stop Smoking for Surgery (from STS and the American Society of Anesthesiologists)
Quit Smoking (from STS and the American Society of Anesthesiologists)
Quit Smoking Before Your Operation (from the American College of Surgeons)
Your Lung Operation: Education for a Better Recovery (from the American College of Surgeons)