Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with all forms of congenital heart defects, in addition to pediatric patients with ailments that affect the lungs, esophagus, chest wall and diaphragm.
The division provides comprehensive cardiac care to patients of all ages, from the newborn to the adult, and advocates complete neonatal correction of complex congenital heart defects whenever possible, including patients with tetralogy of Fallot, truncus arteriosus, atrioventricular septal detect (AV canal), transposition of the great vessels, and total anomalous pulmonary venous return.
For patients with a single ventricle, we are widely recognized for our leadership in staged palliation for univentricular hearts, such as for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, tricuspid atresia, and many others.
A comprehensive program in heart and heart-lung transplantation is available for patients with end-stage heart disease, including postoperative support and rehabilitation. The division also provides a support group, Rainbow Congenital Heart Network, for parents of children with congenital heart disease who have had or will have surgery. For more information, call 216-844-1476 or email us at RCHN@UHhospitals.org.
Members of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery are board certified in Cardiac & General Thoracic Surgery.
This specialty includes surgical treatment of disorders of the:
- Great vessels
- Chest wall
It also includes: