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Specialized Rib and Breastbone Care

Pectus deformities affect approximately one in 400 individuals and become more severe during adolescence. With this in mind, our chest wall care team at AdventHealth for Children offers the latest nonsurgical and surgical treatment options for pectus excavatum (sunken chest), pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) and other complex chest wall disorders.

We can help you and your child understand their condition and any impact it may have on their growth, health and self-esteem. If surgery is needed, we offer innovative procedures, including the Ravitch (open approach) and Nuss procedure, a minimally invasive option for reduced scarring and a faster return to daily life for your child.

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Meet the Team

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Christopher Anderson, MD, FACS

Medical Director of Pediatric Thoracic and General Surgery

Brian Kogon, MD

Medical Director of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Surgery

Answers to FAQs About Chest Wall Conditions

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Hear From Families Just Like Yours

Bobby’s Story

“My son Bobby was born with pectus excavatum. We were initially told it would resolve on its own, but as he continued to grow, it wasn’t improving. Our pediatrician referred us to Dr. Anderson, and after evaluation, we learned his pectus was crushing his heart.

I am forever grateful to this team for helping my son. From the doctors to the nurses and everyone in between, everyone was wonderful and diligent with his needs. They knew exactly what he needed pre- and post-surgery. When he sees a needle, he’ll pass out. The nurses were so patient trying to get him his IV. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.” – Pamela, Bobby’s Mom

Kealey’s Story

“Dr. Anderson and the AdventHealth for Children team were amazing. From the consultation to pre-op, through surgery and aftercare, all our questions were answered, and we were treated with compassion and care. The Nuss procedure was a success, and our athlete was back to dancing in no time. We are so grateful for Dr. Anderson and his expert support team.” – Brandy, Kealey’s Mom