Department of Surgery

Congenital Heart Surgery Healthcare


The Congenital Heart Surgery Service provides state-of-the-art care for children of every age, including preterm and low-birth-weight newborns, infants, children, and adults of all ages. The team is part of Texas Children’s Heart Center and holds appointments at Baylor College of Medicine. The heart center is ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. As one of the largest congenital heart surgery programs in the country, the team includes seven attending cardiac surgeons who perform over 1,000 operations annually. The surgeons work closely with dedicated pediatric cardiologists, cardiovascular anesthesiologists, perfusionists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, and cardiovascular-specific OR and ICU nurses to provide treatment for all known congenital heart defects.


Conditions and Procedures Treated

  • Anomalous coronary artery repair
  • Aortic arch advancement
  • Aortic valve stenosis repair
  • Arterial switch
  • Atrial septal defect repair
  • Atrioventricular canal defect repair
  • Blalock-Taussig shunt
  • Coarctation of the aorta repair
  • Double-switch procedures
  • Ebstein's anomaly repair
  • Fontans procedure
  • Glenn shunt
  • Heart and lung transplant
  • Norwood operation
  • Patent ductus arteriosus ligation
  • Rastelli procedure
  • Ross procedure
  • Tetralogy of Fallot repair
  • Transposition of great arteries repair
  • Ventricular septal defect closure
  • Ventricular assist device