Dr. Mohammed Bouchikh, from Rabat (Morocco) and Dr. Marina Paradela from A Coruña (Spain) travelled to Spain to take part in a surgery by Dr. Laureano Molins and Dr. Jorge Hernández at the Teknon Medical Center in Barcelona.

A number of experts in thoracic surgery are being trained with Dr. Molins in Pectus Up, the innovative surgical technique for the treatment of Pectus Excavatum developed by Ventura Medical Technologies, which allows to treat this pathology using a minimally invasive approach.

The intervention was performed by Dr. Laureano Molins together with Dr. Jorge Hernández, from the Thoracic Surgery Service of the Teknon Medical Center and the Sagrat Cor University Hospital in Barcelona, both belonging to Quirónsalud Group.

Dr. Laureano Molins is also the Head of Service in the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. He was trained in Thoracic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and Massachusetts, the General Hospital and the New England Deaconess Hospital (Harvard Medical School) in Boston, Massachusetts (US).

Dr. Jorge Hernández is a thoracic surgeon and was trained as a thoracic surgery specialist at the Miguel Servet University Hospital and at the Lozano Blesa University Clinical Hospital, both in Zaragoza, Spain.

This surgical session was also part of a training day for Dr. Mohammed Bouchikh and Dr. Marina Paradela, who took part in the intervention with the thoracic surgery team from the Teknon medical center.

Professor Mohammed Bouchikh, thoracic surgeon at CHU Ibn Sina in Rabat, expert in thoracic deformities and one of the referring surgeons with the most cases in Pectus Excavatum in Morocco attended the training session, as well as did Dr. Marina Paradela, member of the team of Thoracic Surgery of the Technological Center of Training of the Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña (CHUAC) in Spain, directed by Dr. Mercedes de la Torre, who states that “the future of thoracic surgery is directed towards the minimum invasion”.

The Pectus Up, a new surgical technique, provides multiple advantages for the patient, results in fewer complications both intraoperatively and postoperatively, and produces less pain, so the patient experiences a better recovery. In addition, the technique is not overly complex and does not require a high level of training, although a continuous training by the surgeon is actually required.