Solutions to my DQ on Medical Physical

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  1. nguyentvn

    nguyentvn New Member

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    Just this week I went down to MEPS and took my medical physical and I recieved a DQ for having Pectus excavatum, which is when your chest wall is pointing at a ackword angle.

    Now my recruiter said the Coast Guard arent doing any Medical Weaivers right now and probably not any time soon so I could wait this out and hope I can fill out a Weaiver and hope it passes.

    Then I researched medical treaments/surgical solutions to this problem and I found a procedure called Nuss Surgical Correction for Pectus Excavatum. It seems like its a really successful surgery and my question here is:

    Has anyone here been in my shoes and gone threw with this surgery? If so were you able to get rid of your DQ?

    I know this is a small chance but i'm not throwing in the tower by far. :unhappy:
     
  2. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Are you applying to the Coast Guard Academy or are you enlisting in the Coast Guard? MEPS is the enlisted equivalent of DoDMERB, right?
     
  3. McCoy

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    I had that procedure done the summer after my freshman year, worked great. Gets taken out after my senior year. (Has me scared as hell about getting DQ'ed)
     
  4. cmcd

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    McCoy - regarding Nuss procedure, did you have this surgery done after your freshman year in high school? My son has applied for AFROTC, have not heard yet, but had the Nuss procedure in July 2012. Did you have to get a waiver? Did you have the bar removed yet? Any info you have would be appreciated, just trying to be ready if he does get scholarship and he gets DQ'd. His bar would be scheduled to come out summer between sophomore and junior year at college. Thanks!
     

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