Procedures

Minimally Invasive Surgery in Correction of Pectus Excavatum

Pectus excavatum is a chest disorder occurring in approximately one of every 1,000 children. It is the most common type of congenital chest-wall abnormality (90%). Every day, approximately 349 people are born with pectus excavatum. This congenital deformity is characterized by a concave, "funnel" shaped chest. The inward facing sternum can apply pressure to the vital organs of the chest, resulting in restricted organ growth and shortness of breath. Mildly present at birth, pectus excavatum usually becomes more serious throughout childhood, often magnifying considerably during the teenage years.

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

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