Pectus excavatum - funnel chest


Patients with pectus excavatum (funnel chest) are treated by one of the worlds leading thoracic surgeons Dr. Hans Kristian Pilegaard at Aleris-Hamlet Hospitals in Denmark.

Pectus excavatum - funnel chest

Pectus excavatum is a birth defect that causes the chest to look sunken. Thoracic surgery is recommended to correct moderate to severe cases of pectus excavatum. The NUSS operation is performed by the highly skilled thoracic surgeon Hans Kristian Pilegaard at our hospital in Aarhus.

Results from pectus excavatum surgery

After a pectus excavatum surgery most patients experience:

  • Less chest pain
  • Easier breathing
  • Better blood circulation
  • Normal looking chest
  • More confidence
  • Improved quality of life

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Prompt treatment

We can offer you prompt treatment as soon as we have received your X-rays and you have spoken to the doctor about the treatment.

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Please contact our patient service for more information on telephone + 45 3637 2500.

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Scandinavia’s leading private health care group 

Aleris-Hamlet Hospitals in Denmark is part of Scandinavia’s leading private healthcare group “Aleris”. With around 10,000 employees in 350 locations in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Aleris’s services include hospitals and medical centers, child welfare, mental health services, user-controlled personal assistance, elderly care and facilities for the disabled. In Denmark, Aleris is the largest private healthcare provider with 7 private hospitals and an extensive elderly care.

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