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Im getting a pectus excavatum corrective surgery/how risky? How badly will it hurt?
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Ask Surgeon
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Eric Toloza
depends on approach ... nuss more painful than ravitch, but cosmetically more appealing ... possibly more risky, as nuss requires passing a bar behind the sunken sternum in front of heart, and requires the lungs to be intermittently deflated ...
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: It all depends.
Generally, this is not a high risk operation but that also depends on the experience of your surgeon and the overall quality of your institution.
There is pain involved but it can be adequately managed with an epidural or pca and/or oral pain pills. Usually the pain service is consulted for pain management.

In brief: It all depends.
Generally, this is not a high risk operation but that also depends on the experience of your surgeon and the overall quality of your institution.
There is pain involved but it can be adequately managed with an epidural or pca and/or oral pain pills. Usually the pain service is consulted for pain management.
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Dr. Marco Paliotta
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