Pectus Treatment
Pectus Treatment
Dr. Lawrence Bodenstein is a general and thoracic pediatric surgeon with 25 years’ experience in the evaluation and management of pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum and other chest wall anomalies.



Dr. Bodenstein treats the full range of chest wall conditions in children and adolescents.  Where multiple specialty care is required, he will arrange for consultation with appropriate specialists and coordinate a comprehensive care plan. Among the conditions we treat are:

  • Pectus excavatum

  • Pectus carinatum

  • Mixed pectus anomalies

  • Inadequate previous pectus repair or recurrence

  • Absent, fused or malformed ribs

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome / cervical rib

  • Abnormalities of the sternum and clavicle (breastbone and collar bone)

  • Chest wall tumors

  • Chest wall anomalies with scoliosis

  • Thoracic insufficiency syndrome (TIS)

  • Poland syndrome

  • Chest wall anomalies associated with Marfan syndrome and  other connective tissue disorders

  • Jeune, Charcot-Levin and other chest wall growth syndromes and conditions 

  • Chest wall associated breast abnormalities and asymmetry