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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

    Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac/Heart Transplantation, Congenital Heart Diseases, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Karla G. Christian

Karla G. ChristianMD

    Cardiac/Heart Transplantation, Congenital Heart Diseases, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Nhue L. Do

Nhue L. DoMD

    Cardiac/Heart Transplantation, Congenital Heart Diseases, ECMO and Critical Care, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Why choose the Heart Surgery Program at Children’s Hospital

  • Proven outcomes

    Children's Hospital has three cardiac surgeons who perform more than 600 operations annually, making ours one of the top ten busiest congenital heart surgery programs in the United States, according to STS. Even taking into account the most complex patients, Children's Hospital has a greater than 97-percent survival rate.

  • 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

    In 2020, Children's Hospital surgeons performed 23 pediatric heart transplants, making it the fourth largest pediatric heart transplant program in the United States.

Tests, Treatments and Services

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

Location

2200 Children's Way, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.