Pectus excavatum care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
Specialists in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, thoracic surgery and rehabilitation medicine work together to develop the best solution to your problem.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment
Surgeons use the latest imaging technology and minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat people who have pectus excavatum. Surgeons may temporarily freeze certain nerves during the procedure to help provide pain relief during recovery.
Expertise and rankings
Pediatric and chest (thoracic) surgeons at Mayo Clinic are skilled at performing complex pectus excavatum repair surgeries in both children and adults. Mayo doctors typically see around 1,000 children or adults with pectus excavatum every year.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.