THE PATIENT CAN PERFORM NORMALLY THE ACTIVITIES OF HIS DAILY LIFE
The balance I make of the experience is globally excellent. When they told us about the new surgical technique, it gave me some peace of mind. I had to wait almost two years before the operation while the corresponding permits were approved in my Community. Although I was looking forward to turning the page and having surgery, my parents and I decided to wait. Eventually, it was a total success.
Before the operation, I had a very pronounced sag in my chest, my scapulae were very pronounced, and I had a very stooped posture. I had considered having surgery before learning about Pectus Up. I decided to have Pectus Up surgery because it was the least invasive option.
Recovery a few days after surgery was quick and almost painless. Two months later I hardly even remembered that I had had surgery. My life before the surgery was normal as long as I didn’t show my chest. In the summer I was stressed because I was invited to friends’ houses who have swimming pools; sometimes I didn’t go for the same reason: explaining why I always wore a shirt. I could neither run much for fear of making my heart race too fast and I felt a bit of pressure.
“I would recommend the Pectus Up to other people affected by Pectus Excavatum”
As a child, being affected by Pectus Excavatum, I was ashamed to go to the pool with my friends. It did not prevent me from doing any physical activity, but it did have to be done with great care, as the Pectus caused slight respiratory and heart problems.
Before learning about the Pectus Up, I had considered having surgery but it was not until I learned about the technique that I came to this conclusion”
Before undergoing surgery with Pectus Up, my life was the same, but I suffered from an internal complex that made me think for years every time I looked in the mirror that I wish I didn’t have that sinking in my chest.
On April 21, 2016, our 5-year-old son underwent surgery for Pectus Excavatum using the Taulinoplastia technique. When we learned about this technique to correct the pectus we thought it was the best option, since it seemed much less invasive than the others we knew. The surgeon, Dr. Bardají, clearly explained to us the benefits of this technique and those of performing the intervention at an early age, as in our case.
The intervention was a success and, as the doctor told us, the recovery was surprisingly fast. On the fourth day after being operated on, we were already going home with no signs of pain on the part of the child. Currently, six months later, our son leads a completely normal life and does not have any bad memories of the intervention or the days after the intervention.
MB, 5 – Barcelona, España
Dr. Carles Bardají Pascual
I would recommend this operation both to all those in early childhood and to adults like me who have doubts about whether it will be more painful or ineffective, since in both cases it will be a guaranteed success and satisfaction!
When I went to ask for a consultation about a possible solution to my Pectus Excavatum, I found that it was a special case and possibly somewhat complicated, due to my age, 21, and because it was already fully developed. However, my surgeon, Dr. Matilla, advised me on a new technique, Taulinoplasty, which had been recently introduced and was giving very good results, as well as being minimally invasive.
And indeed, the operation was excellent, and the post-surgery pain minimal, due to the great technique and the simplicity of the procedure. Only a few painkillers were needed during the 4 postoperative days and when I went home I didn’t need to take any kind of painkillers. I returned to normal life 2 weeks after leaving the hospital and there has been no kind of problem or complication. I was only recommended a special lotion so that the scar would not grow abnormally.