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Pectus excavatum repair - any good outcomes, or you'll still look odd?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree
In brief: Good
Good outcomes depending on degree of excavatum and age of repair.

In brief: Good
Good outcomes depending on degree of excavatum and age of repair.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Good results
The end results are uisually very good regardless of which technique is used to do the repair. The nuss procedure is shorter and more cosmetic, no chest scars.
There is also less blood loss and it is less traumatic. There are videos on youtube. Check "nuss procedure".

In brief: Good results
The end results are uisually very good regardless of which technique is used to do the repair. The nuss procedure is shorter and more cosmetic, no chest scars.
There is also less blood loss and it is less traumatic. There are videos on youtube. Check "nuss procedure".
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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