Dr. Manuel López-Paredes will be present at the course, targeted at thoracic, pediatric and plastic surgeons, where he will introduce the Pectus Up as a treatment to fix the Pectus Excavatum.
The course, sponsored by the Società Italiana di Chirurgia Pediatrica, will be held in Lucca, a medieval city located at the Italian Tuscany, from 9 to 11 May. Among the members of the organizing committee we can find doctors Frank-Martin Haecker (Basel and Dubai), Antonio Messineo (Florence), Hans K. Pilegaard (Aarhus), José Ribas Milanez De Campos (Sao Paulo), and Dr. Manuel López-Paredes (Barcelona), one of the most experienced surgeons worldwide both in the implantation and the training in the Pectus Up technique, developed by Ventura Medical Technologies.
The 1st International Chest Wall Course intends that specialists in chest wall diseases are able to determine whether it is better for their patients to undergo a specific treatment or if it is better to wait, as well as to decide the best options in the first case, and also to recognize opportunities for improvement within surgical practices.
Participants have the chance to send 300-word abstracts about some of their most complex cases, some of which will be selected for open discussion. Surgeons from Italy, Denmark, Brazil, France and Spain are among the professionals that will teach the course.
Among the different options to fix the Pectus Excavatum, a chest wall congenital deformity which produces a sunken appearance of the chest in the area of the sternum, there is the Pectus Up technique, an important innovation in this field since it is an extrathoracic minimally invasive method involving a remarkable reduction in risk, complexity and postoperative recovery. Ventura Medical Technologies, the developer of the implant, will be present at the course and will attend the exhibition on the Pectus Up, which will take place on May 10 at 4:30 pm, by Dr. Manuel López-Paredes, current Head of the Pediatric Surgery Service of the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, and one of the leading international experts in the technique.