The Advanced Pectus Course is designed for surgeons who are currently performing the Nuss Procedure in their practice, but want to improve their results. Since its description by Dr. Nuss 15 years ago, the technique has changed markedly. Improved techniques for decreased bar rotation, elimination of intercostal stripping, and safer passage of the bars under the sternum have been developed. The course will also cover modifications for adult pectus patients, techniques for recurrent or failed prior surgery, and modifications for mixed defects.
Dr. Jason Fraser, board certified in general and pediatric surgery, joined our team of surgeons in July 2014 after completing his Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Fraser is a native of Minnesota; however, he is no stranger to Arizona because he completed his general surgery training at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. One of Dr. Fraser’s specialties is the laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair which is a novel technique that requires advanced laparoscopic skills.
At the International Symposium on Pediatric Surgery in Arequipa, Peru, Dr. Ramin Jamshidi, as well as American, French, and Peruvian colleagues, gave lectures and shared difficult patient cases for discussion.