SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Department of Surgery
Chest Wall and Diaphragm Conditions
Chest Wall Conditions
The chest wall may be deformed from birth or acquired and may lead to discomfort if untreated. Pectus excavatum is the most common chest wall defect.
- Repair of pectus using minimally invasive surgery Nuss Bar
- Open repair of pectus using Ravitch technique
- Rib fixation for rib fractures
- Rib resection and reconstruction for tumors
The diaphragm is an important component of the respiratory system and may develop defects which can be repaired using minimally invasive surgery techniques.
- VATS diaphragm plication
- Repair of diaphragmatic hernias