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1. Patient A.G.

15yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum who experienced chest pain before surgery: pre and 10 months post-op photos, video reflection


2. Patient C.L.

13yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum who experienced pulmonary symptoms before surgery: 7 months post-surgery photos, patient reflection at 7 months, parent reflection at 7 months. 


3. Patient B.H.

16yo male with asymmetric pectus excavatum who experienced pulmonary symptoms before surgery: 5 months post-op photos, video reflection.


4. Patient O.H.

15yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum who experienced pulmonary symptoms before surgery: 6 months post-op photos, patient video reflection, parent video reflection


5. Patient P.W.

15yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum, experiencing back pain before surgery: pre/post-op photos, video walking on day 1 after surgery, video of exam by Dr. Abdullah in clinic on day 19 after surgery, video of exam by Dr. Abdullah at 3 month visit, patient reflection.


6. Patient T.S.

15yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum, experiencing shortness of breath with exertion before surgery, hospital stay extended due to delayed lung re-expansion: pre/post-op photos, video walking on day 1 after surgery, video of exam by Dr. Abdullah in clinictranscribed testimonial, white light scan and video reflection.


7. Patient A.H.

19yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum, experiencing shortness of breath and chest pain before surgery: pre/post-op photos, video walking on day 1 after surgery and white light scan. 


8. Patient A.S.

14yo female with asymmetric pectus excavatum experiencing shortness of breath with exercise before surgery: video walking on day 1 after surgery and transcribed reflection


9. Patient W.V.

16yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum who was readmitted after surgery for treatment of a wound infection: pre/post-op photos.


10. Patient R.G.

15yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum who experienced shortness of breath with activity before surgery and had a rash after surgery: pre/post-op photos, video walking on day 1 after surgery, white light scan and transcribed reflection.


11. Patient O.M.

16yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum who was seen for constipation after surgery: pre/post-op photos, transcribed testimonial, white light scan and video reflection


12. Patient A.A.

16yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum who experienced fatigue with light activity limiting his ability to play sports before surgery: pre/post-op photos, video reflection


13. Patient C.O.

20yo female with asymmetric pectus excavatum who experienced shortness of breath and palpitations: video walking on day 1 after surgery, video reflection 3 months after surgery (Spanish)


14. Patient M.F.

14yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum with no significant symptoms before surgery: pre/post-op photos. 


15. Patient A.D.

17yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum who experienced shortness of breath with activity before surgery: pre/post-op photos, video reflection and white light scan.


16. Patient K.M.

14yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum who experienced shortness of breath with activity before surgery: pre/post-op photos, video walking on day 1 after surgery, video reflection.


17. Patient K.G.

16yo female with symmetric pectus excavatum experiencing chest pain and palpitations before surgery: video walking on day 1 after surgery, video reflection 12 days after surgery and video reflection 3 months after surgery.


18. Patient J.O.

15yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum with compression of his heart on ultrasound: pre/post-op photos, video walking on day 1 after surgery, video reflection.


19. Patient E.M.

24yo male with asymmetric pectus excavatum who experienced shortness of breath limiting his activity before surgery: pre/post-op photos, video walking on day 1 after surgery with physical therapy, video exam in clinic, video reflection.


20. Patient D.J.

14yo female with symmetric pectus excavatum who experienced chest pressure and pulmonary symptoms: video reflection and video walking on day 1 after surgery with physical therapy.


21. Patient C.G.

16yo make with symmetric pectus excavatum with mild shortness of breath with activity before surgery: pre/post-op photos.


22. Patient L.J.

14yo female with symmetric pectus excavatum who experienced shortness of breath with activity: video walking on day 1 after surgery.


23. Patient J.M.

14yo male with asymmetric pectus excavatum who experienced increased fatigue before surgery: pre/post-op photos, and video reflection at 2 weeks.


24. Patient R.S.

13yo male with asymmetric pectus excavatum who experienced difficulty breathing with activity that increased in frequency over time: pre/post-op photos.


25. Patient O.L.

14yo male with symmetric pectus excavatum who experienced pain in his chest and palpitations with activity before surgery: pre/post-op photos. 

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