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Softball Player Continues Play After Nuss Surgery
June 10, 2018 114  
Zurakowski is the Cardinals' starting center fielder and batted leadoff in the championship game. Those watching the team play this season may have noticed the senior wearing protection on...
Emirati woman receives country’s first ‘funnel chest’ corrective surgery
May 22, 2018 168  
ABU DHABI: A young Emirati woman has become the first person in the UAE to undergo corrective surgery for “funnel” chest, a condition in which her sternum and ribs...
Basketball Player Leads Team after Pectus Excavatum Correction
January 29, 2018 860  
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 517  
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 913  
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 840  
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...
Olathe man’s surgery to fix sunken chest could open new market for pediatric surgeon
April 11, 2017 1711  
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...
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