Dr. Andrés Varela, together with his thoracic surgery team at the hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda in Madrid (Spain), has removed the first two implants of the 28 Pectus Excavatum operated cases.
4 out of the 28 patients operated on with the Pectus Up in the Community of Madrid (Spain) have already had removed the implant that they had placed around three years ago to fix their Pectus Excavatum. The surgery to remove the implant is very simple and it is performed when the thorax has already consolidated its desired shape.
The Pectus Up is designed for the treatment of Pectus Excavatum in a single surgery with an extrathoracic approach, which reduces tissue damages during the implantation.
This new minimally invasive surgical method is a great alternative for the treatment of the Pectus Excavatum. It has great advantages both for the patient and the surgeon in terms of reducing risks, but also for hospitals and insurance companies due to cost reduction.
The innovative surgical technique Pectus Up has significant benefits, among them, its low complexity, the early recovery of the patient, and the fact of being little painful. Therefore, it is free from serious risks and involves a short hospital stay. Thus, the postoperative period does not bear the ICU bed occupancy.
The implant has been accredited by the AEMPS (Spanish Medicines and Health Products Agency) and has been CE certified since 2015. In addition, the Pectus Up is certified or marketed in different European countries, such as France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Portugal. In Latin America, it is also available in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Costa Rica. Currently, the Pectus Up is pending of obtaining FDA approval for being marketed in the United States.
In Spain, the Pectus Up is used with very good results in public and private hospitals in the Autonomous Communities of Madrid, Catalonia, La Rioja, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Castilla-León, Andalusia and Valencia.