My name is William Kranz, I'm 37 years old and had the Nuss Procedure on February 16th 2016 with Dr. Jaroszewsk at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ. On January 8th 2019 I had my three titanium bars removed and within the first three weeks after surgery I was already back to running and cycling. I feel better than I have ever felt and have zero regrets about surgery. I never thought I would live one day without any physical issues and I never thought I would be happy about my chest. I uploaded a bunch of pictures below, but I have have a lot more pictures on Facebook if you want to "friend" me in the link below.

My Photos

My Journey


I don't get on the forums much anymore, but my posts and info are still there. Please click the button on the left to view my profile and consider sending me a friend request and join in on the conversation.

I have been sharing my story and trying to help others on my Facebook page for over three years now. I continue to post, raise awareness and help others whenever possible in the support groups here. Please click the Facebook button on the left to view my profile and consider sending me a friend request there as well.

On my one year surgery anniversary I published "My Life With Pectus". It is basically my life story living with Pectus Excavatum and everything I had to endure along the way. You can read it here:

In March of 2015 I decided to start filming my journey for my pectus excavatum surgery. On February 16th, 2016 I had my surgery performed by Dr. Jaroszewski and her excellent team at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. Below is video #6 from my YouTube channel which is the last video before my Nuss Procedure. If you wish to watch more of my videos please click the YouTube button on the left or go to the "Videos" section and please consider subscribing to my channel.

I am signed up for Ironman Traverse City in August 2019. After that I would like to take another shot at qualifying for the Boston Marathon and eventually the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.

These are just my latest outdoor rides, but to view all of my runs, swimming and cycling please click the button on the right. I live in Michigan so I am not doing many outdoor rides at the moment.

My Plans for the Future

Please feel free to check out all of my links below including my YouTube videos. If you wish to email me for any reason my email address is or you can click the button on the left.