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Operation to end misery of being born with a caved-in chest
News Updated February 17, 2015 6249  
"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...
Professional Male Athletes Struggle With Body Image Issues Too
News Updated July 14, 2016 5240  
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...
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News Updated September 09, 2015 4710  
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...
Teen lifts himself to health
News January 08, 2016 3623  
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...
Cardiothoracic surgeon performs unusual surgery on elite athlete
News Updated February 17, 2015 3498  
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 3405  
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...
Munster's Wilson Beckman the Post-Tribune's Boys Swimmer of the Year
News Updated December 05, 2016 3308  
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 3172  
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 3151  
“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...
Wheeling Park Swimmer Mueller Overcoming Odds
News February 26, 2015 3101  
Mueller has what's known as pectus excavatum, or the ribs and sternum are growing abnormally inward. This produces a caved-in or sunken appearance of the chest. It can either...
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