Backed by a promising study, CHOC surgeons implement new pectus excavatum treatment that utilizes cryoablation.
The multidisciplinary, expert fetal team from CHOC and UCI gives infants, like Damian with ectopia cordis, the best chance at survival.
Outside the operating room, the 7 physicians who make up CHOC’s pediatric general and thoracic surgery team also are excelling in research.
In celebration of Doctor’s Day, CHOC physicians share the funniest things patients have ever said to them.
Pectus excavatum is the most common congenital chest wall abnormality and can displace the heart as well as limit lung capacity.
“I would never live in a community that doesn’t have a children’s hospital,” says Dr. Mustafa Kabeer, a CHOC Specialists pediatric surgeon. Dr. Kabeer and his three partners – all fathers – firmly believe that ill or injured children require the clinical expertise and compassionate, family-centered care unique to pediatric facilities, like CHOC. “Kids aren’t […]