Perspectives for Receiving Open Versus MIS (PROMIS) - Patients' Perspectives on Surgical Treatment of Lung and Esophageal Cancer
This study will examine the perspectives of patients' undergoing surgery for lung or
esophageal cancer. It will examine both pre-op and post-op patient perspectives and opinions
regarding pain and surgical complications. This study will also assess a general health
related quality of life pre-op and post-op. Additionally, it will examine the importance of
receiving care close to home and their support system.
1. The data will allow investigators to better understand the willingness of patients to
participate in prospective, randomized studies comparing minimally invasive and open
thoracic surgery. Patients will not be willing to undergo randomization to an open
versus minimally invasive surgical procedure.
2. The pain associated with Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) will be perceived and
documented as lesser than open surgery.
3. Patients may be willing to accept a higher risk of complications or more post-operative
pain if they were given the option to be cared for closer to their home.
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