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Procedure for Pectus Carinatum

Learn about the Nuss Procedure to correct pectus excavatum at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, where pediatric surgeon Donald Nuss and his colleagues developed the breakthrough surgery and have performed more than 1,200 times on children from all over the world.

Procedure for Pectus Carinatum

Learn about the Nuss Procedure to correct pectus excavatum at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, where pediatric surgeon Donald Nuss and his colleagues developed the breakthrough surgery and have performed more than 1,200 times on children from all over the world.

Procedure for Pectus Excavatum

Learn about the Nuss Procedure to correct pectus excavatum at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, where pediatric surgeon Donald Nuss and his colleagues developed the breakthrough surgery and have performed more than 1,200 times on children from all over the world.

Dynamic Compression Brace

Learn about the Nuss Procedure to correct pectus excavatum at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, where pediatric surgeon Donald Nuss and his colleagues developed the breakthrough surgery and have performed more than 1,200 times on children from all over the world.

Our Children

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Concussion Care Update

Concussion Care Update. Watch a video of Dr. Joel Brenner, medical director of CHKD’s Sports Medicine Program and incoming chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Sports Medicine Council, on new AAP guidelines for sports concussions in kids and teens. Includes important information for parents, coaches and young athletes.

Medicaid cuts could hurt CHKD

President and CEO Jim Dahling discusses the devastating impact that proposed and potential state Medicaid cuts could have on CHKD in this January 21 news story on WAVY TV 10.

Nuss Procedure Highlighted on "The Doctors" Show

Nuss Procedure Highlighted on "The Doctors" Show
CHKD pediatric surgeon Donald Nuss was interviewed on the national talk show "The Doctors" about his groundbreaking procedure to correct pectus excavatum, also knows as sunken or concave chest. The Nuss Procedure was developed at CHKD and more than 1,200 patients have had the minimally-invasive surgery here. Click here to see the segment.

H1N1: When should you take your child to the doctor's office or the ER?

Over the last week, CHKD’s Emergency Department and its affiliated practices have seen a marked increase in visits related to the H1N1 flu, but many visits may be unnecessary, according to Dr. Arno Zaritisky, CHKD’s senior vice president of clinical services. Some are coming in for routine cases of flu for which the best medicine may be bed rest, fluids and anti-fever medications. Dr. Zaritsky and infectious diseases specialist Dr. Laura Sass discuss these issues on WAVY TV 10.

The Nuss Procedure

Learn about the Nuss Procedure to correct pectus excavatum at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, where pediatric surgeon Donald Nuss and his colleagues developed the breakthrough surgery and have performed more than 1,200 times on children from all over the world.

Pectus Carinatum

Pectus carinatum is a deformity of the chest wall in which the sternum and rib cartilage protrude outward, something like the breast of a bird. It is much less common than other chest wall deformities, occurs four times more often in boys than in girls and typically becomes more pronounced during the early growth spurt of adolescence.

Pectus Carinatum - Global Inspiration

Pectus carinatum is a deformity of the chest wall in which the sternum and rib cartilage protrude outward, something like the breast of a bird. It is much less common than other chest wall deformities, occurs four times more often in boys than in girls and typically becomes more pronounced during the early growth spurt of adolescence.

Love it Here at CHKD

Many of our employees have said that working at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters makes them feel like part of a special family. A family that cares for thousands of sick and injured children throughout our region each year. A family with a wonderful reputation in the community and the generous support of the community it serves. And a family that supports, nurtures and values each member of the team as they strive for excellence in their daily interactions with our children and families.

When you don't need the hospital, you still need CHKD

The hospital is home to more than 50 outpatient clinics offering specialized pediatric care to children facing problems such as cancer, heart defects, genetic disorders, developmental disabilities, asthma and diabetes.
In addition to the CHKD main campus, many of CHKD’s signature outpatient services are offered in the hospital’s Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Chesapeake Health Centers, greatly easing transportation worries for families and improving children's access to pediatric services in every corner of our service region.
When you don't need the hospital, you still need CHKD.

Opto-Electronic Plethysmography (OEP)

Normally, the chest wall expands when a child inhales, allowing more air to move in to the lungs. In some patients with pectus excavatum, however, the middle of the chest seems to deepen rather than expand during inhalation. Doctors call this paradoxical chest wall motion.

Boost'em in the Back Seat

Vehicle seat belts are made for adults! All children under 4'9" and 80lbs should be riding safely in a booster seat in the back seat. This video shows the dangers of not buckling your child up safely in a booster seat. For more information on booster seats and car seats for all ages, visit our car seat safety section.

Video Authors/Executive Producers: Kelli England Will, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, and Cynthia Shier, M.S., Research Associate, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Copyright 2006 Kelli England Will, Ph.D.
Funding: This video was supported by Grant Number 1 R49 CE000240-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Address Video-related Correspondence to: Kelli England Will, Ph.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, Williams Hall, 855 West Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk, VA, 23510-1001; USA; willke@evms.edu; 757-668-6449

Questions and Answers about Emergency Care at CHKD

Get answers to common questions asked at our Emergency Center.

Billy Goes to the Hospital

Billy hurt himself while riding his bike! His parents take him straight to CHKD to make sure he's not injured. Follow Billy as he travels through CHKD receiving care for his arm.

"Masks" - 2006

CHKD's Health & Surgery Center in Oyster Point gives peninsula parents exactly what they need. The best care for their child, right in their neighborhood. (CHKD Commercial)

"Right Size" - 2006

Children are not small adults, they need specialized care and treatment that is just the 'right size'. (CHKD Commercial)

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