Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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At Mayo Clinic, medical and surgical specialists from over 40 areas are available to collaborate in the treatment of your child.

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Patient stories

Surgery for Sunken Breastbone Reshapes Patient's Chest, Shapes Career Path

Written by Rebecca Uhl “My chest just has a dent.” “Everyone is unique, and this is simply the way I was made.” This is what I told myself growing up, being unaware that I had a congenital chest wall deformity known as pectus excavatum. As a sophomore at Temple University in Philadelphia pursuing a marketing [...]

  • Expertise and experience. Pediatric and chest (thoracic) surgeons at Mayo Clinic are skilled at performing complex pectus excavatum repair surgeries in both children and adults. Mayo surgeons have performed hundreds of these procedures.
  • Teamwork. Pediatric and adult specialists in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, thoracic surgery and rehabilitation medicine work together to develop the best solution to your problem.
  • Latest techniques. Surgeons use the latest imaging technology and minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat people who have pectus excavatum.
  • Efficient care. Diagnosing your problem, recommending treatment and starting treatment, if you desire, can all be done in a few days at Mayo.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.

April 26, 2014