Multidisciplinary Chest Wall Disease Management Clinic

Our Mission

The University of Colorado has developed a multidisciplinary clinic for the management of chest wall diseases at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The clinic team is composed of board certified experts experienced in management of a wide variety of chest wall disorders in both children and adults. They often use minimally invasive techniques. In addition, we have dedicated resources to optimize diagnosis and treatment, while providing patients and their families a seamless experience.

Disorders Treated

Our specialists treat a wide range of chest wall disorders in patients of all ages. These disorders include congenital chest wall disorders such as: pectus excavatum (minimally invasive Nuss bar procedure), pectus carinatumpectus arcuatum‚Äč, Poland syndrome, and cleft sternum; acquired chest wall disease such as chest wall tumors, recurrent pectus excavatum, chest wall infections, and chest wall trauma, as well as neurogenic and vascular thoracic outlet syndrome.

Our Approach

We provide multidisciplinary care and evaluation for patients, with streamlined evaluation that includes:

  • Surgery consultation
  • Medical and radiation oncology consultation
  • Physical therapy/rehabilitation consultation
  • Occupational therapy consult - Orthotics (brace fitting)
  • Radiology
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Echocardiography

We provide common intake for patients, with appropriate triaging to our specialists. This facilitates easy access for referring providers and patients. We also provide online resources for patients and providers.