Why Choose CHOP for Thoracic Insufficiency Treatment

CHOP has been researching and treating thoracic insufficiency syndrome for more than 10 years. Today, the Center for Thoracic Insufficiency is led by Robert M. Campbell Jr., MD, a physician and surgeon, and the inventor of the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) the only FDA-approved device to treat TIS.

VEPTR surgery has revolutionized the care of children with spine disorders and restricted lung growth. Our center is one of only a few institutions in the country to offer this treatment. We perform more than 200 VEPTR procedures and other growth-sparing surgeries each year.

Reviewed on November 18, 2014