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If you would like to seek further advice from a specialist consultant, you must consult your General Practitioner first and ask him/her to refer you. You should not approach the consultant directly.

The following hospital Trusts have consultants who have specialist skills in caring for patients with pectus deformities.This list is compiled by city or town.
 


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Consultant Mr. Hardy Remmen, FRCS ( Glasg), Msc., Consultant Cardio Thoracic Surgeon
Hospital Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN
Tel: 0122 455 9864
Age of Patient
No of patients seen / year  
No of operations / year  
Type of operation
Comments Experience in the (modified) Ravitch procedure (since 1992) and for UK purposes, reasonable experience in the Nuss procedure , (over 30 cases since 2009, this year 7 cases so far).

 
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Consultant Mr D Parikh MS FRCS, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Hospital The Childrens Hospital
Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH
Tel: 0121 333 8083
Age of Patient Paediatric
No of patients seen / year  
No of operations / year  
Type of operation Nuss procedure
Comments  

Consultant Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Hospital Department of Thoracic Surgery, Bradford Hospital,
Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane
Bradford BD9 6RJ
Age of Patient Adult
No of patients seen / year 12
No of operations / year 6
Type of operation Limited excision supported by Harefield Pattern bar
Comments  
 
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Consultant Consultant Cardio-thoracic Surgeon
Hospital Papworth Hospital
Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB3 8RE
Age of Patient Aged 16 and over
No of patients seen / year  
No of operations / year 5-8
Type of operation Ravitich
Comments  

Consultant Mr Marco Scarci, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Hospital Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
30 New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9EL
Tel 01223 266900
info@spirecambridge.com
www.chestandlung.com
Age of Patient Adult / Paediatric / children. 16yrs and over
No of patients seen / year  
No of operations / year
Type of operation Nuss procedure
Comments Specialising in minimally invasive techniques Full range of pectus correction surgery, including Nuss and Ravitch

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Miss M. Kornaszewska, P. O’keef
Hospital University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW
Age of Patient Adult/children
No of patients seen / year 19-20
No of operations / year 15-18
Type of operation Full range of pectus correction surgery, including modified Ravitch and Nuss repair
Comments  
 
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Consultant Consultant Cardio-thoracic Surgeon
Hospital Lothian University Hospital NHS Trust
Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9YW
Age of Patient Adult
No of patients seen / year 6-8
No of operations / year 2-3
Type of operation Modification of several techniques using bar for support
Comments  

Consultant Peter Froeschle, MD, FETCS, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Hospital Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation NHS Trust
Barrack Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 5DW
Age of Patient Adult
No of patients seen / year 10-15
No of operations / year 6-8
Type of operation The methods of repair for pectus excavatum are the NUSS and the modified Ravitch technique.
Comments Special interest in chest wall deformities and their repair.
 
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Consultant Mr D.C.G. Crabbe, MD FRCS, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Hospital

Clarendon Wing, Leeds General Infirmary
Leeds LS2 9NS
Tel: 0113 392 5077, Fax: 0113 392 6609
dc@dcrabbe.freeserve.co.uk

Age of Patient Paediatric
No of patients seen / year  
No of operations / year  
Type of operation Nuss procedure
Comments  

Consultant Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Hospital The General Infirmary at Leeds
Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 3EX
Age of Patient Adult
No of patients seen / year 12
No of operations / year 12
Type of operation Ravitich
Comments  

Consultant Mr R Milton, Mr JAC Thorpe, Mr K Papagiannopoulos
Hospital Department of Thoracic Surgery, St James's University Hospital
Beckett St, Leeds LS9 7TF
Age of Patient Adult
No of patients seen / year  
No of operations / year As a unit we perform around 30 pectus repairs annually
Type of operation Full range of pectus correction surgery, including modified Ravitch and Nuss repair
Comments  

Consultant Mr Ramana Dhannapuneni,FRCS, FRCS(CTh), MBA(Health)
Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon
Hospital Alder Hey Childrens Hospital
Eaton Road, Liverpool L12 2AP
Tel: 0151 282 811
Age of Patient Paediatric
No of patients seen / year 75
No of operations / year 40
Type of operation Nuss procedure / Ravitch repair
Comments  

Consultant Mr E.M. Kiely FRCS, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Hospital Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children
Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3EH
Tel: 020 7405 9200
Age of Patient Paediatric
No of patients seen / year  
No of operations / year  
Type of operation Nuss procedure
Comments  

Consultant Consultant Cardio-thoracic Surgeon (two)
Hospital Great Ormond Street Hospital for children NHS Trust
Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3JH
Age of Patient Paediatric
No of patients seen / year 120
No of operations / year 12-25
Type of operation WADA sternal turnover for pectus carinatum and Nuss for excavatum
Comments Numbers increasing as Nuss procedures develop

Consultant Mr Shyam Kolvekar FRCSCTh FRCS, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Hospital UCLH The Heart Hospital
16-18 Westmorland St, London W1G 8PH
T 02034567898
Sec Amy Gooding
amy.gooding@uclh.nhs.uk
T 02034566046
F 02034566062
Age of Patient 16-40+
No of patients seen / year Referral 50-80/year
No of operations / year  
Type of operation

Offer  NUSS , chest wall correction , rib deformities and fractures

Comments  

Consultant Consultant Cardio-thoracic Surgeon
Hospital Kings College Hospital
Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS
Age of Patient Adult
No of patients seen / year 1-2
No of operations / year  
Type of operation  
Comments  

Consultant Consultant Cardio-thoracic Surgeon
Hospital St. Bartholomew's & The London NHS Trust
West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE
Age of Patient Adult
No of patients seen / year Approx. 30
No of operations / year Approx. 6
Type of operation  
Comments  

Consultant Mr Marco Scarci, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Hospital Ten Harley Street
10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF

Tel 01223 266929
info@chestandlung.com
www.chestandlung.com
Age of Patient Adult / Paediatric / Children. 16yrs and over
No of patients seen / year
No of operations / year
Type of operation Nuss procedure
Comments Specialising in minimally invasive techniques Full range of pectus correction surgery, including Nuss and Ravitch

Consultant Mr George Ladas FRCS FETCS, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Hospital Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Sydney Street, London, SW3 6NP
Age of Patient Adult and Paediatric
No of patients seen / year 10-15
No of operations / year 6-8
Type of operation Nuss procedure (also in adults), Modified Ravitch
Comments Also re-do procedures, correction of Pectus carinatum and complex deformities
 
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Consultant Consultant Cardio-thoracic Surgeon (four)
Hospital Manchester Heart Centre, The Royal Infirmary
Manchester M13 9WL
Age of Patient Adult and Paediatric
No of patients seen / year  
No of operations / year 30-40
Type of operation Modified Ravitich
Comments Each surgeon has their own modified technique 

Consultant Consultant Cardio-thoracic Surgeon
Hospital South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust
Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 9LT
Age of Patient Adult
No of patients seen / year  
No of operations / year 4
Type of operation Ravitich
Comments  

Consultant Mr Wallis, Consultant Cardio-thoracic Surgeon
Hospital Cardiothoracic Unit, South Cleveland Hospital
Marton Road, Middlesborough, Cleveland TS4 3BW
Age of Patient Adult
No of patients seen / year 3-4
No of operations / year 1-2
Type of operation Ravitich
Comments  
 
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Consultant Consultant Thoracic Surgeon & Consultant Cardio-thoracic Surgeon
Hospital The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital NHS Trust
The Freeman Hospital
High Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7DN
Age of Patient Adult
No of patients seen / year 9 (Thoracic Consultant)
No of operations / year 5-7 (Thoracic Consultant), 2-3 (Cardio-thoracic Consultant)
Type of operation Modified Ravitich with Marlex Mesh (Thoracic Consultant)
Ravitich with bar (Cardio-thoracic Consultant)
Comments  

Consultant Mr Leslie Hamilton, Consultant Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Hospital The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital NHS Trust, The Freeman Hospital
High Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7DN
Age of Patient up to 16 years (and adults with congenital heart disease)
No of patients seen / year 15 – 20 with abnormal chest shape
No of operations / year 5 – 10 for chest wall abnormalities
Type of operation programme for Nuss procedure started 2004
Comments  

Consultant Mr. Wyn Parry, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Dr. Marc van Leuven, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Both consultant thoracic surgeons have an interest in pectus and other chest wall deformities.
Hospital Thoracic Surgical Unit, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UZ
Age of Patient Adult & paediatric
No of patients seen / year 10-15 but increasing
No of operations / year 6-8
Type of operation Ravitch with and without bar
Nuss procedure
Comments  

Consultant Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Hospital Nottingham City Hospital
Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB
Age of Patient Adult
No of patients seen / year 20-25
No of operations / year 10
Type of operation Modified Ravitich procedure, Nuss procedure
Comments  
 
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Consultant Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Hospital Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Radcliffe Infirmary
Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HE
Age of Patient Adult
No of patients seen / year 15
No of operations / year 5-7
Type of operation Modified Ravitich and implant corrections
Comments Only referrals for NHS treatment will be accepted, and only on receipt of a GP letter with full background information on the patient. Treatment will also be subject to prior approval having been obtained for treatment on an NHS basis by the relevant funding PCT (ie, the locality of the patient, not Oxford). Patients for private treatment will not be accepted.
 
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Consultant Mr Roger Vaughan, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Hospital Northern General Hospital
Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU
Age of Patient Adult and paediatric
No of patients seen / year  
No of operations / year 8-10
Type of operation Nuss in adults and children or Ravitich
Comments Also operates with a paediatric surgeon

Consultant Mr Sean Marven, Consultant paediatric thoracic surgeon
Hospital Sheffield Children's Hospital
Sheffield S10 2TH
sean.marven@sch.nhs.uk
Tel 0114 2267918
Age of Patient Up to 19 years of age
No of patients seen / year  >20 patients per year seen
No of operations / year  
Type of operation MIRPE thoracoscopic Nuss bar inserted
Comments  

Consultant Mr Wheeler, Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon
Mr Weeden, Adult Thoracic Surgeon
Hospital Southampton General Hospital
East Wing, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD
Age of Patient  
No of patients seen / year 120
No of operations / year 10-15
Type of operation Modified Ravitich for adults, Nuss for paediatrics
Comments  
 
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