Overview

Overview

Cleveland Clinic Children’s is one of few programs nationally that treats pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum in children and teens.

Our pediatric surgeons are leaders in operative and nonoperative corrective chest wall procedures.

When you need qualified, certified treatment for pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum, Cleveland Clinic Children’s is here for you.

At Cleveland Clinic Children's, over 98% of our pectus excavatum patients have been successfully treated with a minimally invasive approach known as the Nuss procedure. Our designation as a Center of Excellence is achieved by performing this procedure in high volumes with exceptional outcomes.

What We Treat

What We Treat

Pectus Excavatum

Pectus excavatum is an abnormal development of the rib cage where the sternum (breastbone) grows inward, resulting in a sunken chest wall. Commonly known as “sunken chest” or “funnel chest”.

Treatment options

Pectus Carinatum

Pectus carinatum is a condition in which the sternum protrudes more than usual. The condition is sometimes called “pigeon chest.”

Treatment options

Staff Appointments

Appointments

Resources