The health care team of the Duke Children’s Heart Program has many members, all working together to provide the best possible care for your child and family. Learn about the team of providers who will care for you and your family.
Heart surgery usually takes between two and eight hours, although a lot of this time is used for the safe preparation of your child before surgery and the careful stabilization of your child as surgery is finishing.
After surgery, your child will likely go to the pediatric cardiothoracic intensive care unit. You will be able to visit your child there, even though some tubes and equipment may still be attached for a few days.