Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. What is the first step in the process to have my child evaluated for the Nuss Procedure?
  2. How long does it take to complete testing?
  3. What is the best way to send the test results to you?
  4. Will you evaluate my child without all of the studies?
  5. Will the radiology department release my child's films?
  6. Does my child need to see a cardiologist for the heart test, or can my child's pediatrician do the testing?
  7. After I forward all of my child's testing, how long will it take to get the results back?
  8. Can I bring my child to your hospital for an evaluation without having any testing done?
  9. Do you ever perform pectus corrective surgery on children younger than 6 years old?
  10. Is my 19 year old too old to have pectus corrective surgery?
  11. Is pectus correction ever an emergency?
  12. Will my child be able to participate in sports after the Nuss Procedure?
  13. If I decide to bring my child to have corrective surgery at CHKD, how long will I need to plan on staying in town?
  14. Can my child ride in the car for a long period, or take a long flight home after the Nuss Procedure?
  15. Does my child need to come back to CHKD for follow-up?