Nuss Procedure

CHKD is world renowned for developing the Nuss Procedure, a minimally invasive surgery for patients with pectus excavatum, a condition also referred to as concave or sunken chest.

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Abramson Procedure

When a patient requires more than 7.5 per square inch compression to correct pectus carinatum, our specialists often suggest the Abramson Procedure, which is similar to the Nuss Procedure. It uses a curved bar which, over time, repositions and reshapes the sternum and ribs.

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Compression Bracing

CHKD offers the non-invasive dynamic compression brace for patients with pectus carinatum. The brace uses a precise amount of pressure to reshape the chest.

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Vacuum Bell Treatment

CHKD offers the non-invasive vacuum bell for patients with mild pectus excavatum. The vacuum bell employs suction over time to reshape the chest.

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