The Hospital Universitario de Getafe (Madrid) hosted its first Pectus Up surgery by Dr. Beatriz de Olaiz and Dr. Alejandra Romero.

Dr. Beatriz de Olaiz, associate physician of the Thoracic Surgery Service of Hospital Universitario de Getafe, and Dr. Alejandra Romero, associate of the Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda (Madrid), performed the first surgical intervention with the Pectus Up in the Getafe hospital on a 18-year-old patient, affected by Pectus Excavatum.

Dr. de Olaiz is Section Chief of the Service. Together with Dr. Gato and Dr. Jiménez, she trains the Thoracic Surgery Team of this hospital. They gather a group at the forefront of new surgical techniques, involved in the global care of its patients and working closely with the nursing staff and other hospital services.

On the other hand, Dr. Romero, specialist in Thoracic Surgery, is part of the thoracic surgery team at the Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda. This center has a long history in the new Pectus Up extrathoracic method for the surgical treatment of Pectus Excavatum, with more than 20 patients operated on to date.

Dr. Romero and the rest of the service, in addition to carrying out research activities in national and international projects, train resident doctors in Thoracic Surgery and other specialties who must acquire knowledge related to new techniques to complete their training.

The hospital is accredited to teach in the Medicine degree and has renowned specialists for postgraduate teaching and for the training of Resident Internal Nurses.

The team encourages interest in research, innovation, teaching and the application of new technologies in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. For this reason, the Pectus Up has been introduced into their portfolio of services for patients affected by Pectus Excavatum.

The Pectus Up, developed by Ventura Medical Technologies, offers a minimally invasive solution for the treatment of Pectus Excavatum.

This technique has represented an important technological innovation in the field of thoracic surgery for the treatment of this pathology, since it is an extrathoracic method that considerably reduces the complexity and risks of the surgery. The subsequent recovery time is shorter and patients highlight the low presence of pain and the rapid incorporation into everyday life.