About the Center of Excellence for Pectus - A premier center for the Nuss Procedure
, specializing in the treatment of Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum.
The minimally invasive Nuss Procedure was pioneered at CHKD by its own Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus, Dr.
The Nuss Procedure is a minimally invasive approach to correcting pectus exeavatum, and involves surgeons inserting a curved metal bar under the ribs and sternum to reshape the chest wall.
In Nuss procedure
a Lorenz pectus bar is used which is a thin long and curved metal sheet.
Another remarkable study on the efficacy of hypnosis in the surgical melieu assessed the effects of perioperative hypnosis on reducing the length of hospitalization and alter the need for postoperative analgesics in patients undergoing the Nuss procedure, a difficult and invasive procedure to correct pectus excavatum.
Ten consecutive patients (age range, 12-18 years) underwent the Nuss procedure with the same operative technique.
The authors concluded that in their small study, perioperative hypnosis was associated with a reduced hospital stay in patients undergoing the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum (21).
Prasad has now mastered a minimally invasive technique called the Nuss Procedure, which he recommends to patients like Erica.
Prasad has performed the Nuss Procedure on nearly 100 patients.
Hypnosis was consistently found to be more effective than control conditions in alleviating discomfort associated with bone marrow aspirations, lumbar punctures, voiding cystourethograms, the Nuss procedure
, and post-surgical pain.