Pectus Excavatum

Pectus Excavatum

Robert Kelly, Jr., MD, FACS, FAAP, provides an overview of pectus excavatum. This is defined as a depression in the chest, generally caused by the sternum being too far posterior. This lecture discusses an older technique called the Ravitch procedure and compares it to a minimally invasive procedure called the Nuss procedure.


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Robert Kelly, Jr., MD

Robert Kelly, Jr., MD

A surgeon, educator and researcher, Dr. Kelly has served as chief of the department of surgery at CHKD for the past 16 years. He is also chief of the division of pediatric surgery at EVMS, as well as professor of clinical surgery and pediatrics.