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Cardiac Surgery

“We treat complicated heart defects on a regular basis. This prepares us to deal with the full spectrum of disease. Our team takes a careful look at each child and determines the best approach -- not what we always do or have always done, but what's the best repair for this child's heart.”
 – Jim Hammel, M.D.

Our cardiothoracic surgery program has all of the elements in place to provide world-class care, including:

  • Expertly, extensively trained and highly skilled cardiac surgeons
  • Dedicated and experienced pediatric anesthesiology team
  • Experienced nurses and operating room team
  • Passionate and knowledgeable team of nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • Dedicated cardiac operating suite
  • 24-hour coverage by pediatric intensivists and critical care nurses in our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Closed and Open Heart Surgery

Heart Transplantation