Clinics and Departments


About Cardiovascular Surgery at Children’s

Children’s ranks in the top 20 programs in the U.S. in pediatric cardiac surgery volumes and outcomes. More than 10,000 pediatric heart surgeries have been performed since the program’s inception.

Team members provide diagnosis and a wide range of treatments to thousands of the region’s sickest children with heart conditions, including fetuses, newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and adult, long-term patients with pediatric cardiovascular conditions.


Surgeries are performed at Children’s – Minneapolis in traditional operating rooms or in the only dedicated pediatric cardiac catheterization lab in the Upper Midwest. Through the cardiac cath lab, families have access to less invasive procedures that can help children avoid open-heart surgeries and prolonged hospital stays.

According to data from the PHIS, Children’s consistently ranks among the top U.S. hospitals in cardiovascular surgery outcomes. For more information, visit Children’s pediatric cardiology program section.

Contact us:

  • If you are a family member looking for a Children’s cardiovascular surgeon, please call Children’s Heart Clinic at (612) 813-8800 or 1-800-938-0301 (toll-free).

  • If you are a health professional looking for a consultation or referral information, please call Children’s Heart Clinic directly at 1-800-938-0301 (toll-free) or Children’s Physician Referral at 1-866-755-2121 (toll-free).