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What are the risks involved with pectus excavatum (sunken chest) surgery?

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Dr. Mark Soberman
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Depends

It depends on the surgeon and method of repair.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the surgeon and method of repair.
Dr. Mark Soberman
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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Usual

As with any surgery, the risks involved include bleeding, infection, non- healing, heart attack, stroke, and death.
While the risk of each of these are low, it is not zero. Complications will happen to someone, no matter how low the risk.

In brief: Usual

As with any surgery, the risks involved include bleeding, infection, non- healing, heart attack, stroke, and death.
While the risk of each of these are low, it is not zero. Complications will happen to someone, no matter how low the risk.
Dr. Craig Carter
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