(905) 521-5097 or (905) 521-2100, ext. 75097.
You can fax your referral to (905) 521-2333.
Location: 2G Clinic at McMaster University Medical Centre
Behind Red Elevators
The Service of Pediatric General Surgery provides specialized surgical services to children and adolescents suffering from congenital malformations of the chest. The most common disorders are Pectus Excavatum (sunken chest) and Pectus Carinatum (pushed out chest). The service has one of the largest experiences in Canada with surgical correction of Pectus Excavatum using the Nuss Procedure.
Pectus Carinatum Handout
Pectus Excavatum Handout 1
Pectus Excavatum Handout 2
Pectus Excavatum Handout 3
2Q Clinic at McMaster (near the yellow elevator on the second floor)
The phone number is 905-521-5094. The fax number is 905-521-5056.
The referral process is made through a direct referral from a pediatrician or family doctor to a specialist. Referrals can be faxed directly to clinic.
The clinic hours are Monday to Friday (closed on holidays)
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel or change your child's appointment by calling the numbers above. There is a long waiting time for this clinic and we therefore appreciate as much warning as possible so other patients can be accommodated
If your child has a communicable disease such as Chicken Pox or has been in contact with someone with Chicken Pox, please call the clinic before you come to the hospital
Health Card for your child - the Ministry of Health requires us to validate your health card
If your child has had x-ray studies done outside of the McMaster Children's Hospital it is important to bring the films and/or report of the x-rays please bring them to your first appointment.
Dr. Peter Fitzgerald
Dr. Mark Walton
Laurie Vanderhaeghe, Orthotics
Julia Pond, Advanced Practice Nurse
The philosophy at McMaster Children's Hospital is to provide family-centred care. We believe in using the most advanced surgical techniques to help treat our patients in a caring and compassionate manner.
The Family Resource Library is located in the 3F clinic. volunteer staff are available to help families find information about their child's health or illness. Pamphlets, books and resources on internet (Pectus Excavatum Surgery at McMaster Children's Hospital) are available.
Every six months we survey families to ask your perceptions of care. If you have any concerns, please contact Paul Agar.