I don't know much about COPD and surgery. I was diagnosed by a cardiologist with an enlarged heart. I had surgery (Laproscopy) in Albuquerque NM. about 4 weeks ago. It was complicated and I was under about 6 hours with no problems. I am originally from Phila. and I know U of Penn has some of the best surgeons for PCa. Give them a call.
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