If you are going for an elective surgery, should you stop smoking?

If you are going for an elective surgery, should you stop smoking?

In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about smoking and elective surgery. He says that you need to stop smoking 6 to 8 weeks before the surgery for the benefits. If you smoke till the date of surgery, then it can result in chest infections, complications, etc.

Dr. KK Aggarwal

Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He is the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He is also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus

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