Pectus Excavatum Care at CHKD

The Nuss Procedure to correct pectus excavatum in children is a revolutionary surgical breakthrough that provides excellent long-term results.

The procedure was developed by pediatric surgeon Donald Nuss at CHKD. Through two decades of development and refinement, Dr. Nuss and his partners have perfected the surgery that is remarkably simple and safe to perform and which has outstanding results in almost all cases. The procedure is by far easier on the child than previously standard pectus excavatum surgery which required a lengthy surgery and many months of recuperation.

Step-by-step: The Nuss Procedure at CHKD

Pre-operative Screening & Evaluation
The Operation
Post-operative Care
Bar Removal

Read the testimonals of patients that have had their pectus excavatum corrected with the Nuss procedure.