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The Pectus Up, an extrathoracic method to treat Pectus Excavatum, introduced to the British surgical community

The surgery with the Pectus Up technique performed in Ireland by Dr. Karen Redmond has recently been published on the CTSNet (The Cardiothoracic Surgery Network).

The surgery was practiced in February 2020 at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin on a 17-year-old patient.

The cardiothoracic surgeon Professor Karen Redmond specializes in the surgical treatment of patients affected by Pectus Excavatum, as well as minimally invasive procedures, lung cancer or robotic surgery, among other complex airway conditions.

Professor Redmond, Dr. Shyam Kolvekar, also a cardiothoracic surgeon, and Dr. Manuel López-Paredes, one of the world’s most experienced surgeons in the Pectus Up technique, sign, together with the other attendants at the surgery, the article published in the CTSNet (The Cardiothoracic Surgery Network).

This publication includes the step by step of the surgery performed in February by Professor Redmond, as well as a video showing all the details of the procedure.

As a not-for-profit association, CTSNet.org is the world’s most comprehensive and reliable online source of information on cardiothoracic surgery available. Its international community of cardiothoracic surgeons is the largest worldwide and its mission is to connect the entire cardiothoracic community globally.

Among other key resources related to the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery, CTSNet offers profile pages for surgeons, a wide range of educational content in video and text, calendar of events associated with the specialty, etc. Many other cardiothoracic surgery organizations around the world (STS, AATS, or EATCS) are involved in CTSNet as participants.

For Ventura Medical Technologies, the developer of Pectus Up, this publication is the confirmation that the technique has represented an important technological innovation in the field of thorax surgery for the treatment of Pectus Excavatum, since it is an extrathoracic method that considerably reduces the complexity and risks of the intervention, the recovery time and the pain.

Ventura Medical Technologies is currently marketing the Pectus Up implant in Spain, France and Portugal in Europe, and in Colombia, Mexico and Chile in Latin America. Recently, it has obtained authorization to market it in Costa Rica.