Pediatric Heart Surgery
Full-spectrum surgical care for pediatric heart disease
Monroe Carell has one of the most experienced pediatric heart surgery teams in the nation. Our heart surgeries range from closures of septal defects to very complex procedures, including Norwood, Glenn and Fontan procedures, and heart transplantation. We provided dedicated pediatric cardiac psychology and child life services to help your child and family navigate the heart repair journey.
We perform surgeries at Monroe Carell in Nashville and and are able to see patients before and after surgery at other Middle Tennessee locations.
Meet Your Care Team
- Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
- Complex Single Ventricle Conditions, Congenital Neonatal, Infant and Pediatric Heart Conditions, ECMO and Critical Care, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart, Pediatric Heart Transplant
Why Choose the Heart Surgery Program at Monroe Carell
- Proven outcomes
Our cardiac surgeons perform more than 500 operations annually, making ours one of the top ten busiest congenital heart surgery programs in the nation, according to STS.
- Dedicated intensive care
Our Heart Institute space at Monroe Carell features 38 dedicated inpatient cardiac beds and 19 Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit beds, with equipment sized just for kids.
- Excellence in perfusion
The American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT) has recognized Monroe Carell as a Perfusion Center of Excellence with the 2022 Pillar Award. We are one of only seven children's hospitals in the nation to be given this honor. This means the perfusionists who are part of your child's heart surgery team follow the highest standards of practice.
- Coordinated care
Our doctors, nurses and staff work closely together to develop a personalized care plan for your child. We also work closely with your pediatrician to provide your child with seamless ongoing care.
- Experienced care
Monroe Carell is a part of Vanderbilt Health, one of the top heart transplant programs in the world, providing patients with outstanding outcomes and access to innovative new research and treatments.
- Specialized anesthesiology care
Our team of pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists and cardiac certified registered nurse anesthetists have specialized training and experience in providing anesthetics during heart surgeries for children. We carefully select these experts to join the Monroe Carell staff after they complete years of additional training in this field.