Cardiothoracic Surgery

Pediatric Heart Surgery


Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect, affecting approximately 8 in 1,000 newborns. Infants up to 1 year of age make up half of new patients with congenital heart disease, the other half older children. Some congenital heart defects, such as coarction of the aorta, tetrology of fallot, or ventricular septal defects, are simple conditions that can be fixed safely in infants. Complex congenital heart disease, such as transposition of the great arteries, can also be fixed with one operation. Other problems, like hypoplastic left heart syndrome, require multiple major operations as the infant matures.

What Sets Us Apart:

  • We offer a sophisticated array of valve and single-ventricle surgery with a track record of excellent long-term results.
  • Our surgeons provide expertise in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), the Ross procedure, assist devices, transplantation, and the Fontan procedure.
  • We have had extensive experience with a range of rare and unusual problems.
  • Our multidisciplinary team includes experts in surgery, diagnostic and interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, anesthesia, and both neonatal and pediatric intensive care as well as has excellent support from nursing, pharmacy, and respiratory therapy.
  • We recognize the unique value of each child and their family, offering them the best of care to help fulfill their life dreams.

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