The Congenital Heart Surgery Service offers a comprehensive surgical program that includes every procedure available for the treatment of pediatric heart disease and defects. We care for children of every age, including preterm and low-birth-weight newborns, tailoring procedures and treatments to the needs of each individual child and his or her family. During surgery, this individualized approach includes cardiopulmonary bypass and neuroprotection strategies customized to each patient’s condition and needs, helping to ensure optimal outcomes are achieved. Among the heart problems we treat: atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, tetralogy of Fallot and transposition of the great arteries.
We specialize in the surgical procedures most effective in correcting these conditions, offering their patients the promise of a long life.
Surgery becomes necessary when non-invasive procedures fail to correct a heart defect. There are two types of congenital heart surgery:
We perform many types of reparative heart surgery. Some of the more common procedures include:
Our surgeons also perform many types of palliative surgery, which relieves pain and makes you feel more comfortable. Here are some common palliative surgical procedures: