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The Nemours Cardiac Center, Orlando at Nemours Children’s Hospital is giving babies and children with heart conditions the very best chance at life.
Our top pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons (specializing in the heart and chest) have the expertise to correct virtually all heart defects — including ventricular septal defects, truncus arteriosus and atrioventricular canal defects — using up-to-date and innovative procedures.
With a focus on achieving the best possible outcomes, we participate in a national congenital heart surgery database of procedures and outcomes organized by the Society for Thoracic Surgery. This means we focus on providing the highest quality of care and voluntarily report our surgical data for online public and peer review.
In Orlando, our pediatric cardiac surgery teams specialize in early detection and repair of congenital heart defects (particularly complex congenital heart disease). We correct most heart problems, such as transposition of the great arteries and tetralogy of Fallot, with a single operation in early infancy; more complex conditions may require a series of two or three operations.
We also use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to significantly improve the outlook for children, often with less discomfort, faster recovery time and shorter hospital stays.
In addition to pediatric open-heart surgery, we employ advanced nonsurgical approaches like cardiac interventional catheterization (correcting problems using a thin, plastic, flexible tube called a “catheter” inserted into a blood vessel in the leg that leads to the heart).
We perform nearly every type of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, such as:
While heart surgery is performed at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, follow-up care is available at many Nemours Cardiac Center in Florida locations.
The pediatric cardiac surgery team is led by a cardiothoracic surgeon and includes trained pediatric: