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Softball Player Continues Play After Nuss Surgery
June 10, 2018 1609
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 1475
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 3546
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
Updated January 23, 2018 2035
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 2491
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 2837
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 3211
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
Updated March 10, 2017 4965
 
Nuss Surgery Helps Runner Achieve His Goals
February 22, 2017 3164
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 2769
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...
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