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This multidisciplinary program is unique in the breadth of specialists who are available to provide state-of-the-art care for your child. Your surgeon will administer a variety of tests to determine the best course of treatment to correct the chest malformation and improve your child’s breathing, cardiac function, posture and ability to exercise. These include:
Pectus excavatum may be present at birth and often becomes more severe as children reach adolescence. Pediatric thoracic surgeons at MGHfC will work with a multidisciplinary team of experts in imaging, pulmonology and cardiology to provide a personalized treatment program for your child, which may include minimally invasive surgical options. And since MGHfC is an integral part of Mass General, your child’s care does not end here when they become adults, but can continue seamlessly throughout their life.
Accepting New Patients
To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.
Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access and New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.
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