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Operation to end misery of being born with a caved-in chest
News February 14, 2015 4834  
"Indeed, by Ben's early teens he had become a different boy, say his parents. 'The deformity became more noticeable as he grew, making him very self-conscious and meant he...
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News September 09, 2015 3912  
I will never forget when my hospital door opened and in walked a Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon and his team. I was confused. Why was he here? I had just...
Professional Male Athletes Struggle With Body Image Issues Too
News July 14, 2016 3656  
Being plagued with body image issues and insecurities is currently more common than ever, impacting individuals of all shapes and sizes. However, one would think that professional athletes, with...
Cardiothoracic surgeon performs unusual surgery on elite athlete
News February 17, 2015 2899  
From the time he was about 8 years old, Shahab Maslehati had been well aware that his chest was sunken. It had become more pronounced in adolescence, a time...
High School Basketball Player Signs with College after Nuss Surgery
News May 08, 2015 2816  
The son of Mitch and Angie Hohlbein was having success — not only at the freshman and JV level his first two seasons — but in the summer with...
Teen lifts himself to health
News January 08, 2016 2791  
And now the 6-foot-4 Taylor has become a stud. He said the surgeon had advised him to do weight training to build up his chest muscles. A stronger chest...
Munster's Wilson Beckman the Post-Tribune's Boys Swimmer of the Year
News March 25, 2015 2630  
Bouncing back from trying circumstances is nothing new for Beckman. In eighth grade, he underwent surgery for pectus excavatum, a condition in which a person's breastbone is sunken into...
Beauty Queen Who Had Pectus Excavatum Gives Back
News April 22, 2015 2569  
Sarah Manuel, the reigning Miss Paradise Kauai 2015, knows what children go through when they need to have surgery. “When I was 5 years old, I...
2 Teen Musicians Get Nussed and Change Their Lives for the Better
News June 05, 2015 2557  
“It is close to a miracle as you can possibly imagine that she would meet Sam, that the mothers would then share information, that this support group kind of...
Teen with Pectus Excavatum Honored with Rotary Club Award
News August 04, 2015 2518  
Although she could have shied away from the topic, she has chosen to share her story publicly, often blogging about her condition online. In an effort to help other...
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