Pediatric Heart Surgery

Full-spectrum surgical care for pediatric heart disease

When it’s your child, no surgery is routine. Children’s Hospital has one of the most experienced pediatric heart surgery teams in the nation. We provide surgical care for children with congenital heart problems. Our heart surgeries range from closures of septal defects to very complex procedures, including Norwood and Fontan operations and heart transplants.

We perform surgeries at Children’s Hospital in Nashville. We are able to see patients before and after surgery at several locations across Middle Tennessee.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

David P. Bichell

David P. BichellMD

    Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant
Karla G. Christian

Karla G. ChristianMD

    Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant
Nhue L. Do

Nhue L. DoMD

    Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Why choose the Heart Surgery Program at Children’s Hospital

  • Proven outcomes

    Ours is the ninth largest pediatric congenital heart surgery program in the nation (Society of Thoracic Surgeons data). Children's Hospital has a high success rate for heart surgery when compared to national benchmarks. See our patient volumes and surgical outcomes.

  • Dedicated intensive care

    Following heart surgery, children go to our Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Unlike ICUs in adult hospitals, our unit includes equipment sized just for kids, and experts who are specialists in caring for children with heart disease.

  • 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

    Nationally we are a top-five pediatric heart transplant program, with 22 procedures performed in 2019 (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services data). Forty percent of our transplant patients are under one year old.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:

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    Aortic valve replacements
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    Coronary bypass graft
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    Fontan surgery
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    Heart transplant
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    Mitral valve repairs
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2200 Children's Way, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.