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Pediatric Chest Wall Deformity Program

From mechanical devices to minimally invasive surgical procedures, children with chest wall malformations now have improved treatment options that did not exist as recently as five years ago. Pain-free recovery, outpatient surgical treatments and zero major complications from the Nuss procedure are some examples.

Children should be referred to a pediatric surgeon as soon as a chest wall malformation is observed, to enable early development of an effective treatment plan. The condition usually worsens over time if left untreated.