Hospital Infanta Elena joins the hospitals in the Community of Madrid that rely on Pectus Up for the surgical correction of Pectus Excavatum.

The Pectus Up, an extrathoracic implant developed by Ventura Medical Technologies, is an option for the treatment of Pectus Excavatum which more and more thoracic surgery professionals trust in, since it is minimally invasive, it entails fewer risks than traditional alternatives and it involves a shorter recovery time than other treatments.

Pectus Excavatum is a congenital malformation that is diagnosed in childhood and is characterized by a depression of the sternum that gives the chest a sunken appearance. It is also known as sunken chest or funnel chest.

This time, the Pectus Up was implanted in a 16-year-old male patient, with an asymmetric Pectus Excavatum, a sternal rotation of 26º and a Haller index of 3.00.

The surgery was practiced on April 26 at the Hospital Universitario Infanta Elena, located in Valdemoro, a town in the Spanish community of Madrid. The surgeons, Dr. Ignacio Muguruza and Dr. Yury Bellido, were the architects of the operation, performing a 2.6-centimeter elevation of the sternum without any complication.

Dr. Muguruza, a thoracic surgery specialist who was trained in the Pectus Up technique at its beginning, is an Associate Professor at the Rey Juan Carlos University School of Medicine, in Madrid. In turn, Dr. Bellido, new Pectus Excavatum surgeon in Madrid, is a professor of the training program accredited by the CEU Cardenal Herrera University of the Online Master in Thoracic Oncology.

As of today’s date, just two weeks after the surgery, the patient is recovering in a satisfactory way with no complications, according to the surgeons themselves. Indeed, one of the advantages of Pectus Up is, among others, the postoperative period, much easier than with other more invasive techniques.

In addition to being available in Spain, the Pectus Up technique is also used in other European countries such as France, Portugal, Ireland or Greece, as well as in Latin America in Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica and Chile.