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Old 02-11-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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Re: COPD and surgery

I don't have COPD, but I do have some severe asthma with multiple inhalers and a nebulizer. I worried about surgery as well. I've had 2 in the last year that involved intubation. I chose to go see my primary care doc and Pulmonologist for testing prior to surgery. I also talked to the surgeon in advance and the surgical center in advance to ensure everything would be OK. They reviewed the information from my testing.

Has your father-in-law, spoken to the surgeon about his concerns?
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