- Experience and expertise. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience treating children with pectus carinatum, both with bracing and surgery. Hundreds of people with pectus carinatum are evaluated at Mayo Clinic each year.
- Latest treatments. Bracing to help flatten the chest is a relatively new treatment for pectus carinatum. If surgery is needed, Mayo doctors use the latest methods of postoperative pain control to help speed recovery.
- Team approach. At Mayo Clinic, specialists from pulmonary medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation work with pediatric surgeons to care for children and adults who have pectus carinatum.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.
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