Pediatric heart surgeons at Children’s National perform a high volume of lifesaving surgeries ranging from the most complex congenital problems to the more common issues, all with children’s neurodevelopment in mind.
If a child needs heart surgery, our Division of Cardiac Surgery at Children’s National Hospital is there to provide compassionate, world-class expertise. Our dedicated team of heart surgeons uses groundbreaking innovation and state-of-the-art technology to make sure your child gets the best possible care.
In addition to our team of internationally renowned heart surgeons and pediatric cardiologists, we provide:
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. Procedures we perform, include:
Before they had even entered the world, Children's National doctors had hatched a plan to safely deliver and then separate conjoined twins Tyson and Tyler.
Tyson and Tyler's Story
Yves d'Udekem d'Acoz
Division Chief, Cardiac Surgery Co-Director, Children's National Heart Institute
Emeritus Chief, Cardiac SurgerySenior Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research
Surgical Director, Advanced Cardiac Therapies and Heart Transplant Program Cardiac Surgeon
Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practice Provider Education Lead