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Basketball Player Leads Team after Pectus Excavatum Correction
January 29, 2018   172  
There’s adversity, and then there’s a four-hour-long operation with a side order of preparing to move away from the only place you’ve ever lived. Meet Bryce...
Dr. Barry E. LoSasso Announces Practice Move from California to New Jersey
January 22, 2018   129  
Dr. Barry E. LoSasso, a leading pectus surgery specialist and pediatric surgeon, founder of the successful West Coast Center of Excellence for Pectus, has announced the relocation of his...
Patients now have more say in experimental treatments. When should doctors say no?
October 14, 2017   512  
Besch’s sunken chest is due to a genetic condition the medical community calls “pectus excavatum.” It’s common, but Besch’s case is severe and it’s more than just cosmetic. He’s...
Skinny-shaming is as terrible as fat-shaming. Let these real life stories teach you why
October 05, 2017   401  
I am skinny. At 6 ft and 135 lb (182 cm, 61 kg), my BMI is 18.3, at the edge of clinically underweight. I’ve been this size since I...
Clever Trevor's Vintage Chest Raiser
May 26, 2017   846  
On 20 June, 2017 Trevor Zadro Jones, a 14-year-old Blue Mountains boy, will undergo surgery to reconstruct his chest. Trevor has a congenital deformity called Pectus Excavatum. Trevor's is...
Olathe man’s surgery to fix sunken chest could open new market for pediatric surgeon
April 11, 2017   1218  
Washington University in St. Louis says that although the Nuss procedure “can be successfully performed in the adult with excellent results,” it’s usually done on children. St. Luke’s in...
Slipping Rib Syndrome on The Doctors episode
March 10, 2017   1195  
 
Nuss Surgery Helps Runner Achieve His Goals
February 22, 2017   1279  
On a recent afternoon, Nick Thatcher went out on a run without a shirt, striding easily, confidently, staying with a pack of Phoenix Desert Vista distance runners during their...
Wright III, Dawkins among Arizona Wildcats contingent that lifts spirit of boy facing heart surgery
December 21, 2016   1032  
Crew was born with a relatively common condition known as Pectus Excavatum, also known as funnel chest. It is more common in boys than girls. In most cases, people...
Pectus Excavatum: More Than a Matter of Aesthetics
November 16, 2016   1288  
A very good synopsis of pectus excavatum and the techiques for surgical repair.  
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