Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome

The Center for Thoracic Insufficiency at CHOP is the first national, multidisciplinary program devoted solely to the treatment of thoracic insufficiency syndrome. The Center offers VEPTR surgery, the only FDA-approved treatment for complex chest wall/spine conditions.

Center for Thoracic Insufficiency 10-Year Anniversary Party

Why Choose Us?

The Center for Thoracic Insufficiency is headed by Robert M. Campbell Jr., MD, the medical pioneer who developed the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) to expand the rib cages of children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome.

Our Team

Our team includes clinical and research experts from orthopedics, pulmonology, radiology, genetics and more. Together, the team develops an individual treatment plan for your child.