Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Why Doernbecher Children's Hospital?

Our pediatric cardiologists have evaluated and treated thousands of children and young adults with congenital heart disease. Our pediatric heart surgeons perform more than 250 heart surgeries each year.

In addition to our outstanding pediatric heart surgeons, a team of pediatric heart care specialists involving doctors, physician assistants, perfusionists, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers and technicians work together to provide the highest quality care for children with heart disease. Our team is committed to continuous improvement to our approach and treatment of pediatric heart disease to ensure exceptional care today and tomorrow.

Careful planning and consultation come first

Because your child and your child’s condition are unique, our team of pediatric cardiologists, heart surgeons, intensivists and anesthesiologists carefully discuss the best course of treatment for your child’s heart care, before any surgery is scheduled.


Our pediatric heart surgeons have excellent outcomes, with survival rates on par with averages across North America. Learn more about our surgical outcomes. 

Types of pediatric cardiac surgery

  • PDA
  • ASD
  • VSD
  • AV canal
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Tetralogy of fallot
  • Double outlet right ventricle
  • Truncus arteriosus
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome