Duke Children’s Heart Program is an international referral center for congenital heart surgery, also known as pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. We perform about 400 surgeries annually.
Our cardiovascular surgery clinic provides new patient consultation prior to surgery and follow-up care after heart surgery.
The program is classified by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) as a high-volume center, a crucial consideration in light of the established relationship between volume and quality in complex areas of health care.
To restore optimal cardiac function to children as early in life as possible, the program focuses on neonatal correction of most conditions -- an approach facilitated by our Fetal Cardiology Program, which often identifies cardiac abnormalities before birth -- and the use of the least invasive techniques possible.
Some highlights of the many services we offer include:
Find out more about heart surgery at Duke Children’s Hospital:
Initial referrals to the Duke Children’s Heart Program are generally made by your child’s primary care physician. To make an appointment, please call 919-668-4000.
Physicians offering this service include:
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