Dr. Bremner explains if visitors are allowed to see the lung transplant patient after surgery.
Of course the patients’ family can stay with them. In fact, you know, at many institutions there is a nearby hotel where families can stay. Usually in the hospital we have places where patients’ families can stay. At St. Joe’s once the patient is out of the ICU, we actually have a day bed where someone, significant other, can stay with the patient 24 hours a day if they so wish to.
In the ICU though, it’s, we’d like to keep, the family can visit at any time, but usually do not sleep in the ICU.
Dr. Bremner, M.D., Ph.D.:
Ross M. Bremner, M.D., Ph.D., is surgical director of the Center for Thoracic Disease and chief of thoracic surgery at the Heart & Lung Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Bremner completed his medical school training in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand where he graduated magna cum laude and received the Harwood Nash Memorial medal for surgery. He then completed his general surgery training at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, during which time he also completed his Ph.D. Dr. Bremner then went on to complete his cardiothoracic training at USC after which he joined the faculty as assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery and director of the Hastings Thoracic Oncology Laboratory.