Uniportal Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum, where to place the camera?—but we’ve always done it this way
This study was stimulated by the increasing use of uniportal thoracoscopic surgery. If a lobectomy can be performed through one small incision why not the much simpler Nuss procedure? The Nuss procedure was performed with the use of the surgical incision for the camera. Initially the patient was positioned so that the standard site for the camera could be utilized. Once it become obvious that the uniportal approach worked the patient was positioned in the middle of the table. In all cases the uniportal approach in my hands was easy and made the operation less cumbersome. I offer this approach to simplify the operation.