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Heart surgery might sound scary, but your child is in excellent hands at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Heart Institute. Our world-renowned pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons are pioneers in pediatric heart surgery and have outstanding success rates.
At CHLA, your child receives care from one of the top-ranked children’s heart surgery programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.
You and your child will benefit from:
We perform heart surgery on children of all ages, from newborns to young adults. And our specialized care teams have expertise treating specific conditions. This knowledge gives your child a better chance for a good outcome.
Our Fetal Cardiology Program also offers treatment for heart problems diagnosed in-utero.
Our patients experience excellent outcomes for commonly performed surgeries and procedures such as repair to treat Tetralogy of Fallot or ventricular septal defect surgery. Comparing outcomes from benchmark procedures is a good way to evaluate the quality of a pediatric cardiothoracic surgery program. See how our programs compares nationally.
Doctors refer patients to us because of our expertise and proven record of successfully treating the most complicated congenital and acquired conditions. Our valve program is among the best in the country, and our heart transplant program outcomes are unsurpassed.
We treat children whose previous doctors said there were no more treatment options. We also care for patients who received surgery elsewhere with less-than-optimal results.
Our specialized surgical care includes:
Learn more about the cardiothoracic surgical programs at CHLA.
We have a specialized team trained in pediatric cardiac anesthesia. Their exclusive focus on children with heart conditions means they have the experience and expertise to manage your child’s specific condition.
Pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists provide anesthesia for our patients during:
They monitor breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs throughout the procedure to ensure patients remain stable and comfortable. Learn more about cardiac anesthesiology.
If your child needs heart surgery, you may have a lot of questions about the procedure. We put together a resource to answer questions and help you and your child prepare for surgery. Read more about what to expect for heart surgery.