Experienced in Major Children’s Heart Surgeries
Duke pediatric cardiac surgeons are experienced in the full range of pediatric heart surgeries. They perform -- and in some cases have pioneered -- the latest techniques. For example, a Duke pediatric cardiac surgeon developed a way to perform the Norwood operation (for hypoplastic left heart syndrome) on a continuously beating heart, sparing the child the need for cardiac arrest during surgery.
When possible, our surgeons perform procedures through small, minimally invasive incisions, to reduce the risk of infection and bleeding, and to help your child recover faster.
Procedures Duke pediatric heart surgeons perform include: