Specializes in funnel chest minimally invasive surgery (Nuss procedure)
Each year, 150 patients with funnel chest were treated, with more than 1,250 successful cases of funnel chest minimally invasive surgery.
Founder of the “Taiwan Funnel Chest Disease Association”
The operation uses a small incision from the side or underarm and is placed in a C-shaped supporting frame to correct the inward concave sternum and costal cartilage. This technique can help eliminate the physical damage that a traditional surgery (Ravitch procedure) might cause by removing six to eight pairs of costal cartilage.
Minimally invasive surgery, the wound is only 2-3 cm, which does not affect the appearance.
Bleeding amount is only 10-30 cc.
You can get out of bed 2-3 days after surgery, be discharged after 4-5 days, and exercise after 10 days.
Funnel Chest Introduction
The funnel chest (also known as pectus excavatum) is a thoracic abnormality that causes a funnel chest deformity in every 300-400 newborns. Funnel chests often affect the heart and lung function of the patients due to the depression of the sternum, which leads to arrhythmia, poor lung function, lack of exercise capacity and appearance defects. In severe cases, psychological disorders such as inferiority, loneliness, and social isolation may occur.
B.A ., M.D. National Defense Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan.
M.D., School of Public Health, Tulane University, USA
Director of Pediatric Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, National Defense Medical Center
Executive Supervisor of Taiwan Surgery Association
Director of Taiwan Pediatric Surgery Medical Association
National Citizen Award-1992
Teacher of the year in Military Schools-1994, Ministry of National Defense
Military physician of the year-1997, Ministry of National Defense
Honoree of The Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 14th ed. -1997
Medical Profession Award-Chinese Taipei Physician Guild, 1999
Comparison between minimally invasive surgery and traditional surgery for funnel chest
Type of surgery
Minimally invasive surgery
Small incision from the side or underarm.
Insert the C-shaped supporting frame.
Push out and support the inward concave sternum
and costal cartilage.
After two to three years, when the thorax is secured
in shape, the supporting frame is removed.
Big wound surgery
Cut the pectoralis major sternum
And another 6-8 cut to correct the costal cartilage
2-3 cm incisions on two sides of the chest
for esthetic purpose
Large incision in the front of the chest
Days of hospitalization
*Due to the regulations, this website must declare that the patient’s condition varies from person to person and the treatment effectiveness cannot be guaranteed to be 100%.
OUR WEBSITE WILL STATE THAT THE EFFECTS OF OUR MEDICAL TREATMENT COULD VARY DEPENDING ON EACH INDIVIDUAL’S HEALTH CONDITION. WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE THE RESULTS TO BE THE SAME FOR EACH PATIENT AS MENTIONED IN THE TESTIMONIALS.
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