Pectus Excavatum: Patient Testimonial and Experience

Pediatric Surgery
Cole Goodridge, former patient of Dr. Garcia's underwent a pectus repair procedure at twenty one years of age. He had previously had the ravitch procedure at age three. Following this procedure he was experiencing persistent symptoms. Following his second pectus repair by Dr. Garcia at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, he experienced intense pain while in the hospital as well as at home. Cole claims to have suffered from both physical and mental pain. He states he has benefited greatly through meditation as well as walking and remaining active. Cole also expresses his gratitude to the pain team for their constant care. A panel discussion includes topic of vacuum bell usage, time increment in which pectus patients should return to full activity, pectus procedure postoperative instructions, and rib flaring following the Nuss procedure.

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