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Pectus Excavatum Program

The Pectus Excavatum Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) is a multidisciplinary program dedicated to treating pectus excavatum and related conditions in children and young adults.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 617-726-0270

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Overview

Internationally Recognized Expertise in Pectus Excavatum

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:

  • Cardiac tests: electrocardiogram, echocardiogram
  • Chest imaging: chest x-ray, chest CT (computerized tomography)
  • Laboratory studies
  • Physical examination
  • Pulmonary function tests (performed by a pulmonologist) as an exercise stress test

Partnering to Provide Optimal Surgical Care

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.

Doctors

  • Doody, Daniel Patrick, MD

    617-726-2913

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Chest Wall Deformities (Pectus excavatum & Pectus Carinatum)
    • Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease
    • Neonatal surgical problems
    • General pediatric surgery
    • Inguino-scrotal pathology: undescended testicles, hernia, hydrocele, varicocele, testicular torsion
    • Pilonidal disease
    • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
    • Pediatric Neoplasms
    • Neonatal and adult respiratory failure
    • Hirschsprung's disease
    • GI dysmotility disorder
    • Pediatric trauma
    • Trauma and critical care
    • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Surgery
  • Goldstein, Allan Moises, MD

    617-726-0270

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Hirschsprung's disease
    • Intestinal motility
    • Laparoscopic surgery in children
    • Newborn surgery
    • Children and adolescents
    • Gastrointestinal disease
    • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
    • Pediatric general and thoracic surgery
    • Adolescent gynecology
    • Trauma and critical care
    • Pediatric trauma
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    Board Certifications
    • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Surgery
  • Kelleher, Cassandra M., MD

    617-724-1602

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Congenital lung disease
    • Pediatric thoracic surgery
    • Neonatal surgery
    • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
    • Neonatal and adult respiratory failure
    • Pediatric and adolescent gynecology
    • Fetal care and prenatal diagnosis of surgical diseases
    • Esophageal anomalies
    • Adolescent bariatric surgery
    • Genetics of congenital abnormalities
    • Adolescent gynecology
    • Pediatric trauma
    • Trauma and critical care
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    Board Certifications
    • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Surgery
  • Lawlor, David, MD

    617-726-8858

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Extracorporeal life support
    • Minimally invasive techniques
    • Neonatal surgery
    • Pediatric general and thoracic surgery
    • Pediatric Urology
    • Burns and critical care
    • Burn injury
    • Trauma and critical care
    • Pediatric trauma
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    Board Certifications
    • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Surgery
    • Nashua: MGH Children's Specialties at Southern New Hampshire Med Ctr
  • Masiakos, Peter Theodore, MD

    617-726-8839

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • General pediatric surgery
    • Inguino-scrotal pathology: undescended testicles, hernia, hydrocele, varicocele, testicular torsion
    • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
    • Chest Wall Deformities (Pectus excavatum & Pectus Carinatum)
    • Pediatric thoracic surgery
    • Esophageal anomalies
    • Trauma and injury prevention
    • Thyroid surgery
    • Pilonidal disease
    • Pediatric Neoplasms
    • Inflamatory Bowel Disease
    Board Certifications
    • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Surgery
  • Ryan, Daniel Patrick, MD

    617-726-8878

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Chest Wall Deformities (Pectus excavatum & Pectus Carinatum)
    • Neonatal surgery
    • Pediatric Neoplasms
    • Surgery for Inflamatory Bowel Disease - Ulcerative Colitis
    • Pediatric thoracic surgery
    • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
    • Surgery for Inflamatory Bowel Disease - Crohn's disease
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Extracorporeal life support
    • Hernia surgery
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Surgery

Contact

Contact Us

Pediatric Surgery

Warren Building

11th Floor55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-0270

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.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 617-726-0270

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