Conditions We Treat

Pectus excavatum

Pectus excavatum is the most common chest wall deformity, affecting at least 1 in 500 people.  Boys are affected more often than girls.  The sternum, or breastbone, has a sunken area or saucer like depression.  It commonly gets worse during the teenage years.

Our surgeons offer the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum.  During this surgery, a bar is placed through small incisions into the chest.  The bar typically stays in place 3 years after placement.​ 

Pectus carinatum

Pectus carinatum is a condition where part of the sternum sticks out (protrudes). The upper or lower sternum may be affected. Like pectus excavatum, this condition typically becomes more noticeable in teenage years.

Our surgeons use compression bracing to treat most cases of pectus carinatum. At least 90% of patients with pectus carinatum will have the condition fully treated with the use of our bracing program.

Other Conditions we Treat

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3333 RiverBend Dr
Springfield, OR 97477
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