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Testimonials

Testimonials are statements about the character and qualities of someone or something, and are used as a written recommendation. Together with our results section, they highlight the typical outcomes patients experience. However, the Pectus Clinic prides itself on anhonest ͚ethnic͛ approach to managing pectus problems so have included ͚stories͛ and experiences which are often quite personal. Thank you to the patients who have shared their experiences.

If you would like to write a testimonial or share an experience about living with pectus, your experiences or outcomes please email your story to experiences@pectusclinic.com.

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Pectus Implant after previous Nuss Surgery for pectus excavatum

April 2018

Aaron, 31 year old was not completely happy with the final pectus excavatum result after a Nuss operation but thought further revision surgery too risky to consider.

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Nuss surgery at St. George’s Hospital

March 2018

Alex, 19 years old with a moderately severe symptomatic pectus excavatum underwent a Nuss procedure last year and writes about his recovery at St. George’s Hospital.

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  • Corrective Surgery

Surgery for pectus excavatum [Nuss procedure]

December 2017

"The first day I met Dr Ian hunt, my anxiety dropped significantly, I felt a weight off my shoulders as he explained the procedures with great confidence in his work, which gave me comfort during a discussion about a significant operation."

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  • Corrective Surgery

Pectus Implant following previous corrective surgery for pectus excavatum

November 2017

"I unsuccessfully underwent 2 Nuss Procedures and a Ravitch...."

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Results following Pectus Implants

October 2017

͆Before the operation I was self-conscious about taking my shirt off in public"

͆I was more interested in just a cosmetic fix"

͆Mr Hunt explained the surgery very well and happy to answer any questions we had"

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  • Pectus Implants

Pectus Implant surgery: My experience

May 2017

“Had implant surgery which in hindsight was definitely the correct procedure for me....”

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Wearing the brace with Isaac and his mum

April 2017

“I was glad to have my bump fixed. After I had the procedure it hurt for a few days. Then everything was ok.”

“We found both Mr Hunt and Joe very professional, helpful and extremely nice to deal with. They explain everything very well and could not be more pleasant.”

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My experience

September 2016

“For me, the things I was worried about the most, was how long it (the brace) was going to be on for, and how people would react when they discovered that I was wearing it. In fact, the only bad bits were the first few hours as it was painful... After 3 months, the result is phenomenal, and I am very pleased.”

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My experience with bracing

September 2016

“Overall, the bracing was well worth it. It makes me feel better about my chest. Bracing is a much better option than surgery.”

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Scott's Chest [from his father’s perspective]

September 2016

“Since seeking out info with regards pectus carinatum, we came across www.pectusclinic.com. After email and phone conversations we booked an appointment to see Dr Hunt. I’m glad we did!”

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My feelings before and after [the Nuss procedure]

September 2016

“Thank god I found a person who encouraged me to [consider] the Nuss procedure and it wasn’t too late (given I’m 33) to do it. Researched about what to do and met Dr Hunt who made me feel very comfortable about it and took the decision with my wife and family’s support.”

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  • Corrective Surgery

“Worth it in the end” [following a Nuss procedure]

September 2016

“2½ years down the line and I don't regret [it] one bit, the change was phenomenal and I can't wait to have my two bars taken out.”

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Life was difficult with pectus [Modified Ravitch]

July 2016

“...I can not only see the difference but I feel it too. I find breathing easier and I haven’t had any more shooting pains... I can’t thank Mr. Hunt and Fiona [thoracic nurse specialist] enough for all of their support. I would recommend anyone thinking of having a procedure [modified Ravitch] to better their life to go for it.”

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  • Corrective Surgery

Louis and his parents share their story

July 2016

“The whole treatment was much more effective and far less difficult than we thought it would be for our son, largely due to the expertise of Joe and Ian. Based on our experience, we cannot recommend the treatment we received highly enough, as it has undoubtedly transformed our son's life.”

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Charlie's thoughts 'before and after'

July 2016

“Charlie, a 16 year old with a moderate severe pectus carinatum tells us in his own words his thoughts...”

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Ben's journey to surgery [NUSS Procedure]

July 2016

“...this is a big deal mentally and the improvement is instantaneous which makes it far easier to deal with the recovery. Just give yourself a big window to recover, it’s more than worth it.”

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  • Corrective Surgery

Stefan's thoughts

June 2016

“The first week after the brace fitting was difficult. But I got used to wearing the brace... I really recommend anyone with a pectus problem to have a brace fitted.”

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My Pectus and me

June 2016

“I am very happy with the decrease of my pigeon chest, I am now much more confident about my physical appearance, and I no longer feel much attention is drawn towards my chest.”

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Bracing in older patients: the story of Joni, our Finnish musician and his story

June 2016

“I thought I’m too old for bracing, but I sent my pics and went to see Mr. Ian Hunt and Joe. I got my brace, and my life changed step by step...”

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Many greetings from Munich, Germany

June 2016

“Leo is wearing his bracing only during the night. His chest looks wonderful...  [He] is very happy and goes to have a swim with his friends very often.”

“Vielen herzlichen Dank an Joe und Ian Hunt für ihre großartige Arbeit!!!”

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  • Bracing

Robert and his love of swimming

February 2016

“I am very happy with the results of the pectus bracing, before I started the bracing I was a bit worried about the possible impacts that it may have on my swimming as it meant a while out of the water and that it might change the way that I swim. After about 6 weeks Ian and Joe said that it would be okay for me to take my brace off for a couple hours a week so that I could swim...”

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Amy's story: chronic pain made her depressed [Modified Ravitch]

August 2015

“I cannot put into words how grateful and appreciative I am for everything you have done for me. The operation last year absolutely changed my life! Thank you for believing in me and thank you for taking such swift action...I will never forget what you have given me; the ability to enjoy life to the fullest.”

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  • Corrective Surgery

Jacquie and Jack's story - 'amazing job'

May 2015

“You and Joe have done an amazing job; he is the happiest boy ever...”

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Kristian's story - 'no longer wearing brace'

May 2015

“Kristian is no longer wearing his brace, we are going to pass on the final check-up... Please pass on Kristian's gratitude to Joe & Dr Hunt for all their effort and knowledge in fixing his chest.”

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James's story - 'turned away' [NUSS Procedure]

February 2015

“When James was an early adolescent, we were turned away by our GP who told us that his chest was normal and not to worry about it...”

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Going in sticking out, coming out flat by Nathan...

January 2014

“It was a day that changed my life, how I saw myself before and after. It was also one of the most painful experiences I have ever been through, for me and for my parents, because they couldn't do anything about it. Was it worth it? God, yes!...”

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