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I have pectus carinatum. How do a fix the deformity?

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Dr. Andre Hebra
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Pectus carinatum

Most pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age) can be treated for pectus carinatum with the use of an external chest brace.
The brace is not very effective for adult patients. Surgery is an option with very good results. Unfortunately most insurance companies will not cover the cost of surgery since it is considered not medically necessary.

In brief: Pectus carinatum

Most pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age) can be treated for pectus carinatum with the use of an external chest brace.
The brace is not very effective for adult patients. Surgery is an option with very good results. Unfortunately most insurance companies will not cover the cost of surgery since it is considered not medically necessary.
Dr. Andre Hebra
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Surgically

Pectus carinatum deformity can be addressed surgically to change the shape of the breasbone.

In brief: Surgically

Pectus carinatum deformity can be addressed surgically to change the shape of the breasbone.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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