Pectus Surgery South Africa
PECTUS EXCAVATUM TREATMENT.
The Pectus Clinic is the group that brought the Nuss procedure to South Africa and subsequently to Africa. The director (Ivan Schewitz) is an executive member of the Chest Wall international Group.(CWIG) and has an extensive experience with both the Ravitch procedure as well as the minimally invasive Nuss procedure. This is the surgical treatment of chose for pectus excavatum, while the reverse Nuss is the preferred surgery for pectus caranitum.
Prof Donald Nuss is a Cape Town graduate who introduced his repair in 1997. Since than the Nuss procedure has revolutionized the surgical repair of pectus excavatum. Subsequently Prof Abraham from Argentina introduced the reverse Nuss for pectus carinatum, which bears his name.
Waterfall City Hospital, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa.
The Nuss procedure for Pectus excavatum and carinatum surgery is the preferred method of correcting the condition.