Dott. Flavio Facchini

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Dott. Flavio Facchini

Reparto di Chirurgia Pediatrica, Plastica e Centro Ustioni

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Meyer

Viale Gaetano Pieraccini, 24 - 50139 Firenze

+39 05 5566 2435

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Dr Facchini is a plastic surgeon specialized in pediatrics. He studied at the University of Florence and at the Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris. Author of numerous publications in plastic surgery and scientific journals, lecturer and organizer of international conferences, he has participated in missions with Médecins sans frontières in underprivileged areas. His interest in innovating and improving corrective techniques for children led him to master anatomical sculpture and 3D printing. Proactive, he already has registered several patents in the field of repair and regeneration of human tissues.

Dr Facchini is one of the most experimented surgeon in Italy and Europe, in the treatment of Pectus Excavatum with 3D custom-made implants.

Regenerative Surgery in the Treatment of Cosmetic Defect Following Nuss Procedure - F. Facchini, M. Ghionzoli, A. Martin, S. Tanini, S. Ugolini, R. Lo Piccolo, and A. Messineo - Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical TechniquesVol. 27, No. 7 Pediatric Endosurgery & Innovative Techniques, 2016 IPEG Reports

Customized Cutting Template to Assist Sternotomy in Pectus Arcuatum - S. Leng, K. Bici, F. Facchini, Y. Volpe, F. Uccheddu, R. Furferi, L. Governi, M. Carfagni, M. Ghionzoli, A. Messineo - The annals of thoracic surgery Volume 107, ISSUE 4, P1253-1258, April 01, 2019

Sternal Cleft and Pectus Excavatum: A Combined Approach for the Correction of a Complex Anterior Chest Wall Malformation in a Teenager - F. Tocchioni, M. Ghionzoli, R. Lo Piccolo, D. E. Deaconu, F. Facchini, J. R. Milanez De Campos, A. Messineo - The annals of thoracic surgery Volume 99, ISSUE 6, e131-e135, June 01, 2015


We decided to treat only symptomatic patients with the Nuss procedure. Because it is a very invasive surgery with a considerable risk of death and a long hospitalization, from 5 to 7 days. Patients without cardio-thoracic symptoms are candidates to the 3D prosthesis surgery, as it is a surface surgery, without intra-operative complications, and a shorter hospitalization, 1 to 3 days. Even the post-operative management of pain is totally different, the Nuss procedure requires the administration of opioid analgesics, the 3D prosthesis only paracetamol.


Clinical case

Clinical case by Flavio Facchini

Clinical Case : Nuss redo for Pectus Excavatum by Dr Flavio Facchini

Secondary correction to a previous intervention with Nuss bars (MIRPE) in a patient with medium-severe Pectus Excavatum....Read more