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Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

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In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

All thoracic surgery is painful, but we have a lot of analgesic techniques and medications, and the painful period is transient.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Frazier Frantz
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: You bet!

Yes, the Nuss procedure is painful.
That's the bad news! The good news is that the worst of this pain resolves after 4-5 days as the chest wall muscles get used to the new position of the sternum. During this period of time, patients are kept in the hospital and receive a combination of meds and therapies to minimize this pain. By the time of discharge, pain is controlled with oral meds.

In brief: You bet!

Yes, the Nuss procedure is painful.
That's the bad news! The good news is that the worst of this pain resolves after 4-5 days as the chest wall muscles get used to the new position of the sternum. During this period of time, patients are kept in the hospital and receive a combination of meds and therapies to minimize this pain. By the time of discharge, pain is controlled with oral meds.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
Dr. Frazier Frantz
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