funnel chest surgical procedure

Sunken or Funnel

A funnel, caved-in or sunken front chest wall is caused when several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally. It is usually present at birth and worsens with rapid bone growth in the early teens, but in ... Read More

Pigeon Chest

Pigeon chest is the opposite of funnel chest. The breastbone may be pushed forward by the rapid growth of the ribs, resulting in a sharp ridge or prominent central chest, hence its name.If caught earl... Read More

Rib Anomalies

Usually these anomalies involve a failure to form the synchondrosis, (cartilage that links the ends of the rib cartilages at the front of the chest wall on each side of the breast bone). Depending o... Read More


Gynaecomastia is a common disorder of the male breast in which there is a benign glandular enlargement of that breast, often associated with abnormal fat deposition around the breast. The result is ... Read More
Covid-19 Notice
We are still doing emergency and acute cancer work, but elective surgery is on hold until lockdown lifts. For any queries, please contact Lisa Bouwer on 0210766367 or alternatively please a leave a voice message at 09 522 0652.