Congenital Heart Surgery

Children’s National offers a comprehensive surgical program that includes the full range of procedures available for the treatment of pediatric cardiac disease and congenital heart defects. Our physicians pioneered many of these procedures and have extensive experience performing them, leading to some of the best heart surgery outcomes in the nation.

Our team cares for children of all ages, ranging from pre-term infants to adolescents. One-third of our surgeries are performed on newborns, which requires the most advanced techniques and ability. Performing early primary repair allows us to ensure quicker recovery and less stress on the family.

The procedures we perform include: