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Testimonials Pectus Excavatum

The technique using 3D custom-made implants is a simple surgery offering immediate results.

AnatomikModeling makes the effort to collect patient and surgeon testimonials because it is an important way to support and demonstrate the advantages of this technique.

The early result was so satisfying that the patient, looking at his chest, started crying.

Dott. Matteo Giovannini, plastic surgeon in Bologna (Italy)

I never had any dissatisfied patients. Out of thirty patients, on a scale of 1 to 10, they are overall between 7 and 9. If we could remove the scar, I think everyone would be 10! The technique meets their main demand : to eliminate the deformity at the origin of their complex since adolescence, with as little risk and recurrence as possible.

Pr Christian Herlin, CHRU Lapeyronie (France)

The request of patients is often to have a surface correction in order to have a visible result. They are afraid of very invasive thoracic procedures, with heavy and painful consequences, and for a correction that is not always complete. The implant procedure is easier, less painful and provides a more complete correction.

Dr Amandine Bonte, Centre Hospitalier de Valenciennes (France)

We now have performed two implantations in one male and one female patient. I was very happy with the support from AnatomikModeling. The results were as good as expected and our patients were very happy. I really appreciate getting these fantastic results with this safe and efficient technique and therefore having happy and satisfied patients. Especially our second female patient was extremely happy.

Kay-Hendrik Busch, M.D, Bonn University Hospital (Germany)

As an experienced thoracic surgeon performing corrective pectus excavatum surgery routinely I was seeing patients who did not wish to go through such an invasive procedure with its associated period of recovery. Following a visit to Prof Chavoin and the team at AnatomikModeling and detailed training in the non-corrective pectus implant technique I performed my first pectus implant at the beginning of 2017 and have gone on to perform many more procedures using the AnatomikModeling's 3D custom implant and the insertion techniques described by Prof Chavoin. Once the implant is precisely mapped using 3D CT modelling techniques the implant is expertly manufactured by Sebbin who create a high-quality custom-made implant. I have been most impressed by the simplicity of the surgical approach, the excellent custom fitting of the implant and the excellent outcomes. Recovery is so quick with patients returning to work within days of surgery and back to the gym within several weeks of surgery. It has added another dimension to my pectus surgical practice!

Ian Hunt, MD, The Pectus Clinic, London (UK)

The option of making custom-made anatomical implants based on a CBCT has heralded a radical change in the solution of problems such as pectus excavatum or the absence of pectoral muscles, that up to now has only been possible using more complex techniques involving greater complications. The Implant allows for perfectly-fitted and much finer correction than with traditional external moulds. Patients experience much better results.

MD Jesús Benito Ruiz, Antiaging Group Barcelona (Spain)

Compared to alternative techniques, 3D custom made implants bring simplicity, safety (compliance of the chest wall) and reversibility. The aesthetic result is immediate and striking. In addition, such procedures do not counter-indicate any physical work and allows any possible thoracic surgery.

Marcel Dahan PhD, Thoracic surgery department, Hôpital Larrey, Toulouse University Hospital (France)

The surgical team emphasises the quality of the 3D reconstruction which is confirmed by patient satisfaction. This technique has truly revolutionised the management of deformities such as Pectus Excavatum and has greatly simplified it.

Franck Duteille, PhD, Nantes University Hospital (France)

The deformities of the thorax, pextus excavatum and Poland Syndrome are a significant source of psychological discomfort for patients who are carriers. Being a purely morphological and non‑functional demand, the surgical response must be the simplest, the least painful and the least invasive possible, while adapting to each case since each deformity is unique. The correction of thoracic depressions by 3D custom‑made implants, made possible through the alliance of modern technology with beautiful surgical simplicity, meets these requirements.

Emmanuelle Bozonnet, MD, Médicèdres Clinic, Grenoble (France)