The Center for Pectus Excavatum and Pectus Carinatum at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is one of the nation’s most experienced pectus centers. Today, the center provides consults for more than 200 pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum patients each year and performs 30-40 surgeries annually. Since the official creation of the center in 2011, over 1,300 children and families have sought out treatment for pectus at Children’s Mercy.
The center offers the pectus excavatum minimally invasive surgery “Nuss technique” with Cryoablation or freezing the nerves during surgery which is proven to decrease pain and shorten the hospital stay. We have a 99 percent success rate and perform the second-highest number of surgeries in the country.
For pectus carinatum patients, the center offers an innovative dynamic compression device (DCD) bracing system, bracing the most patients in the nation. Children’s Mercy Pectus Center is the region’s only authorized bracing system provider, correcting nearly every patient case without surgery.