Best Doctors in India for Nuss Procedure

Dr. Rajesh Mistry

Dr. Rajesh Mistry

Head, Neck & Thorax Cancer Surgeon | Director (Oncology) & Consultant (Surgical Oncology,Thoracic ,Head & Neck Oncology Surgery); Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. T Sundar

Dr. T Sundar

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon | Senior Consultant – Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery; Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Best Hospitals in India for Nuss Procedure

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon | One of the top Super-Specialty Hospitals, Artemis Hospital is often counted among the top 10 Hospitals in India. Artemis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Fortis-Escorts

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute is one of the oldest and best Cardiac Centers in India. It has some of the best known interventional cardiologists & heart surgeons in India. It also has few other specialties | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Apollo serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital, Noida | Jaypee Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Delhi NCR | Jaypee has good medical team for specialties like Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Manipal-Hospital

Manipal Hospital

Manipal Hospital is a new and fast growing hospitals in Delhi NCR | Manipal has good medical team for specialties like Oncology, Cardiology and CTVS, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Max Hospital, Saket

Max Super Specialty Hospital

Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Max New Delhi is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Max serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon | Founded by world-renowned Heart Surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Medanta has developed to one of the most reputed super-specialty hospitals in India. Medanta today serves patients from across the world for all major ailments | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Narayana-Superspeciality-Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital is a world-class medical facility which caters to healthcare needs of NCR region. Equipped with world-class medical equipment and infrastructure, it ensures patients of providing a wide range of treatment.

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psri hospital

PSRI Hospital

Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute is a multi-specialty hospital which is well-known nationally and internationally. PSRI hospital is famous for its ambience, quality of care as well as high-level patient satisfaction.

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W-Pratiksha-Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital, excels in IVF, oncology, orthopedics, gynecology, dermatology & maternity. Equipped with cutting edge techinology, experienced & dedicated doctors, it is known to offer highest healthcare standard.

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Nuss Procedure

The Nuss procedure is used for treating pectus excavatum. It is a minimally invasive procedure, which was invented by Donald Nuss. Pectus excavatum is a structural deformity of the anterior thoracic wall in which the sternum and rib cage are abnormally shaped. This produces a caved-in or sunken appearance of the chest. It might be present at birth or develop after puberty.

This ailment can not just impair cardiac and respiratory function but also cause pain in the chest and back. People with this condition might experience severe negative psychosocial effects, and therefore, avoid any activities that expose the chest.

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to realign a depressed sternum and support it with a metal bar that is specially designed. This procedure helps to provide the psychological advantage of improving a patient’s self-esteem as well as improved cardiopulmonary function, which means that they are able to breathe better and also have improved blood circulation through the heart.

Procedure

The procedure is generally done under general anesthesia. It can take around two hours. Generally, it requires 3-4 tiny incisions, two one-inch incisions for the bar, and one or two quarter-inch incisions for the camera. During the procedure, the depressed sternum is popped into place and then supported with a metal bar. Your doctor will then use a small camera known as a thoracoscope, to ensure the protection of your heart and your lungs throughout your procedure.

Recovery

The general recovery time for this procedure is around 2-5 days of hospital stay. Your doctor will then prescribe medication for the pain, after the procedure, which will be followed by physical therapy in the weeks or months after the procedure. You should be able to return to your normal routine around one month after the operation.

The support bar inserted through the procedure usually remains inside the chest for 2-4 years after the initial procedure. Your doctor will continue to schedule follow-up visits every 3-6 months to monitor the progress.

Risks

There are multiple risks which are associated with a Nuss procedure, some of them including:

  • Pain that can last over a month
  • Damage to the lungs or the heart during the procedure
  • Pectus excavatum that may come back
  • Bars that move out of place
  • Fluid around the lung or a collapsed lung

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