Step-by-step: SIMPLE pectus excavatum surgery
- Check to see if you are a good candidate for Pectus Excavatum Repair.
- Contact us today to set up a consultation.
- Your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Momeni will take almost 1 hour. Our consultation fee is $150, and it is applied completely towards the cost of Pectus excavatum surgery.
- If Dr. Momeni determines you are a candidate and you’d like to proceed with SIMPLE Pectus Repair, you may choose to have a custom mold created. This takes an additional hour, and the fee for this service is $500.
- The custom mold will be sent out for creation of your personalized SIMPLE Pectus implant. This can take 2-3 weeks. For those patients traveling to our center, we offer an expedited 48 hour service for an additional $500 fee.
- You may schedule your SIMPLE Pectus Repair surgery in our state-of-the-art on-site surgery center. Please click here for costs and financing related to surgery.
- Arrive on the day of surgery with a friend or family member who will be able to take you home or to your hotel. If you don’t have a traveling companion, professional health aides may be hired with guidance from our center.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to surgery.
- Your surgery will take 1-2 hours, and you will be comfortably sleeping under the watchful eye of an experienced anesthesiologist. Your safety is our most important goal, and we compromise nothing for safety. IV antibiotics are given prior to start of surgery, once you are asleep.
- It typically takes about 1-2 hours to wake up and be discharged home after surgery. Your companion will drive you to your home or your hotel. You may NOT drive yourself home after surgery. You will be given prescriptions for pain medications, in case you need them. We have an on-site pharmacy for your convenience.
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History: SIMPLE pectus excavatum surgery
Using custom silicone implants to help patients with the psychological impact of the defect caused by pectus excavatum is not a new idea. More than fifty years ago, plastic surgeons began using soft solid silicone implants (not just breast implants) to help patients with body deformities. Many examples are still in common use today in plastic surgery, such as chin implants, nasal implants (particularly in asia), pectoral implants, and calf implants.
Quote From Dr. Momeni: “As a resident at Yale Plastic Surgery in the 1990s, I first learned about all the problems that pectus excavatum patients experience when he met a young man who was at Yale to repair his pectus deformity. I had the privilege of being asked to first assist in the first Nuss procedure at Yale. Although the surgery was elegant, I couldn’t help but think that it seemed too invasive to insert metal bars into the chest and flip them around violently to “pop” the sternum. The patients were in pain for days and needed to stay in the hospital, and often the bars caused complications. That’s when I started to research the history of plastic surgical repairs for pectus excavatum, and learned that there were easier, safer, SIMPLEr treatments.”