CHKD International Center for Chest Wall Repair

Home of the Nuss Procedure for pectus excavatum

CHKD Center for Chest Wall Repair / Home of the Nuss Procedure for pectus excavatum 

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia, is one of the top sites in the world for pediatric chest wall reconstruction and a designated Center of Excellence for pectus excavatum repair.

The hospital's prominence in the field started in the early 1990s, when CHKD pediatric surgeon Donald Nuss developed a revolutionary surgical breakthrough to correct pectus excavatum, the most common chest wall deformity in North American children. Through almost two decades of experience, collaboration and research, Dr. Nuss and his colleagues at CHKD have refined the Nuss Procedure, making it remarkably simple and safe to perform and offering outstanding results in almost all cases.

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CHKD recently adopted the Vacuum Bell as a way to correct pectus excavatum. Click on the photo above to read about it.

They have also worked closely with pediatric surgeons from around the world to develop effective treatments for other deformities that affect the function and appearance of the chest wall.

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