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.

Find out more about the pediatric congenital heart surgery program.

Find out more about the adult congenital heart disease program.


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