Hospital General de Catalunya, belonging to Quirónsalud Group, was the setting of a new surgery with the Pectus Up, developed by Ventura Medical Technologies, with the participation of Dr. Nagarajan Muthialu, cardiothoracic surgeon of the Great Ormond Street Hospital of London, England.
A patient affected by Pectus Excavatum has travelled to Barcelona to be operated on at the General University Hospital of Catalonia, belonging to the Quirónsalud Group. Once the postoperative period has been over, the patient will be controlled by Dr. Muthialu at the Great Ormond Street Hospital to provide him with a better recovery, as close as possible to his normal residence.
The patient was operated on by Dr. Bernardo Núñez, head of the Pediatric Area of the Hospital Parc Taulí of Sabadell (Barcelona), the center where the Pectus Up technique was first described. Dr. Núñez has took part in more than 25 surgeries with the new extrathoracic implant, which makes him one of the most experienced professionals in this technique at the present time. In fact, he teamed up as a researcher with Ventura Medical Technologies in the development of the Pectus Up from the clinical trial phase.
Dr. Núñez is also an Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. As well, he is a member of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Surgery, the Spanish Association of Pediatrics, the Catalan Society of Pediatrics and the Academy of Medical Sciences and Health of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.
Dr. Nagarajan Muthialu, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, specializes in heart, thoracic and tracheal diseases in children, including heart and lung transplants. He is a life member of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons; the Asian Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery; the World Society of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery; the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons (India); the Scandinavian Society for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNET).
With the introduction of Pectus Up in the Anglo-Saxon country with Dr. Muthialu, more and more patients in Europe will be able to benefit from this new extrathoracic and minimally invasive technique for people affected by Pectus Excavatum.