Success Story – Nuss Procedure Over 40
Dr. LoSasso’s patient, Neil, is a perfect example of how successfully the Nuss Procedure can treat Pectus Excavatum in adults.
“Adults with PE have options. I was 50 years old when I received the Nuss procedure. I selected Dr. LoSasso because of his years of experience. He is a genius at bending the bars and I attribute the quality of my recovery and my health today to his expertise.” – Neil (May 4, 2018)
We often receive the question below regarding the viability of the Nuss Procedures in adults. Dr. LoSasso has performed successful Nuss Procedures on many adults as well.
Q: What age is best to have the Nuss procedure ?
A: The best age to have Nuss procedure is around 13 and the reason for that is simply that most young adults go through their greatest growth spurt around that age, so the aim is to repair this deformity prior to when it becomes most profound, deepest and symptomatic. But the Nuss procedure can be applied to any age.
Although the majority of patients with pectus excavatum undergo repair during childhood, there are no contraindications for repair in adults. When performed by a skilled surgeon, like Dr. LoSasso, the Nuss Procedure can be successfully performed in the adult with excellent results.