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Hospital Puerta de Hierro leads the number Pectus Excavatum cases treated with the Pectus Up

Dr. Andrés Varela, head of the Thoracic Surgery Service at Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda in Madrid (Spain), has operated on a total of 22 patients affected by Pectus Excavatum with the Pectus Up technique, the last two last month of june.

 The number of Pectus Excavatum cases has already reached 27 having undergone surgeries in the Community of Madrid, Spain. The rest of the cases have been treated at the Hospital Quirónsalud Madrid in Pozuelo de Alarcón, by doctors Andrés Varela and Javier Moradiellos, both heads of the Thoracic Surgery Service of this hospital.

Dr. Varela, in addition to being the surgeon who has practiced the most surgeries with this technique, has collaborated to a large extent in the evolution of Pectus Up, which is still in the process of continuous improvement to offer the best possible treatment to patients affected by Pectus Excavatum with different degrees of complexity and asymmetry.

Twenty specialists in thoracic surgery have been trained in Pectus Up with Dr. Varela, thus making him the benchmark thoracic surgeon at an international level who has trained more professionals who are experts in thoracic deformities, and specifically in the Pectus Excavatum.

The Pectus Up is an extrathoracic implant for the fixing of the Pectus Excavatum through a minimally invasive approach, which considerably reduces the complexity and risks of the intervention.

Developed by Ventura Medical Technologies, the implant was devised in 2012, originally intended for children and adolescents. But since the initial design, the device has undergone various phases of evolution, thus broadening the age range of the target to non-pediatric patients.

Currently, more adult patients choose to be operated on with this new technique, because it gives them more possibilities to fix their Pectus Excavatum, with more guarantees of safety and quality of life after the surgery.