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Doctor insights on: Pectus Excavatum Surgery For Adults

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How painfull is the pectus excavatum surgery?

How painfull is  the pectus excavatum surgery?

Pectus surgery/pain: Pain is common after the surgery (minimally invasive as well as open surgery). For the first few days, patients will receive strong pain medicine in the vein (through an iv) and/or through a catheter placed in the spine (an epidural). After that, pain is usually managed with medicines (narcotics and nsad) taken by mouth. Hospital stay can be up to 7 days for pain management. ...Read more

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Dr. Delphine Yung
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Funnel Chest (Definition)

-defect where the sternum instead of a normal appearance is sunken . If U poured water on it it would pool. It can B severe & compromise cardiac & pulmonary Fx. It is in these cases ...Read more


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When does someone need surgery for their pectus excavatum?

When does someone need surgery for their pectus excavatum?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can be surgically repaired, but surgery is usually reserved for people who have moderate to severe signs and symptoms. People who have mild signs and symptoms may be helped by physical therapy. Certain exercises can improve posture and increase the degree to which the chest can expand. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/treatment/con-20028599 ...Read more

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How much does it cost to get a pectus excavatum nuss surgery?

How much does it cost to get a pectus excavatum nuss surgery?

Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum- is it recommended to have surgery to fix it?

No: Rarely does this cause any medical condition besides the cosmetic appearance. It is usually done in teenage boys for purely cosmetic and social reasons. ...Read more

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Where can I go to get surgery on pectus excavatum in singapore?

Depends: Google pectus repair or nuss procedure in singapore. Most large hospitals will also have a physician referral net work if you tell them your problem and what you are looking for. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery after having a pectus excavatum surgery?

6-8 weeks: 6-8 weeks. There are several types of repair but you'll be off work for 1-2 months. ...Read more

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Okay to go to work right away after pectus excavatum correctional surgery?

Okay to go to work right away after pectus excavatum correctional surgery?

No: You will have some recovery time. Likely 2-4 weeks atleast before you are going back. That will also depend on the severity of the pectus, and the surgical technique you use to correct the deformity. ...Read more

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I have got funnel chest (pectus excavatum); how bad it has to be to have surgery?

I have got funnel chest (pectus excavatum); how bad it has to be to have surgery?

Depends: At your age, it's unusual to have it corrected. Most are repaired around age 5. Most are done for cosmetic reasons. However, significant pectus defects can limit exercise due to compression of the right ventricle and limits on the heart's ability to increase output during exertion. A test called vo2 max can sort that out. ...Read more

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What are some ways to live more comfortably after a nuss surgery for pectus excavatum?

Avoid contact sports: Avoid any compressive force to thorax. Standing up straight is the most comfortable position. Sleep on a recliner. Swiming, elliptical stairclimber are good excercises. Extra strenght tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed, if no contraindications is a good remedy. ...Read more

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How to treat pectus excavatum without having surgery?

How to treat pectus excavatum without having surgery?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can be surgically repaired, but surgery is usually reserved for people who have moderate to severe signs and symptoms. People who have mild signs and symptoms may be helped by physical therapy. Certain exercises can improve posture and increase the degree to which the chest can expand. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/treatment/con-20028599 ...Read more

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Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

Yes: All thoracic surgery is painful, but we have a lot of analgesic techniques and medications, and the painful period is transient. ...Read more

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Is there a way to do a pectus excavatum repair without surgery?

Is there a way to do a pectus excavatum repair without surgery?

Yes: Pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) can be repaired without surgery. Most of these cases respond to external compression braces. They need to worn religiously and not "part time" to be most effective. ...Read more

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If i'm getting a pectus excavatum corrective surgery, how badly will it hurt?

If i'm getting a pectus excavatum corrective surgery, how badly will it hurt?

Depends...: Everyone's pain tolerance is different. You will either have a nuss procedure that involves incisions on your sides and likely chest tubes after surgery. The other is the ravitch procedure that would involve resection of the cartilage of some of the ribs and direct implanting of a bar. This typically does not have any chest tubes left behind, though it can have more pain than the nuss repair. ...Read more

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I have pectus excavatum that is a little over 1 inch deep and slightly less tolerable to exercise but not bad.Would i need surgery? (Male 16yr old)

You can: Pectus excavatum is more of a cosmetic issue, they do surgeries with placing a bar to move the chest out. Pretty common procedure now ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum repair without surgery - I read something about using magnets - any news on that?

Pectus excavatum repair without surgery - I read something about using magnets - any news on that?

No knowledge.: Have heard about magnets, but have no personal experience. Pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) can be effected without surgery using an external brace. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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