Cardiovascular surgical therapies

Among the leading U.S. pediatric hospitals that submit data to a large, national comparative database called the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), Children’s ranks in the top 20 in the U.S. in pediatric cardiac surgery volumes and treatment outcomes. Children’s performs the most pediatric cardiac procedures in Minnesota and provides surgical care to patients from the five-state region and beyond. To see diagrams that help explain each surgical procedure listed below, visit The Children’s Heart Clinic, Children’s exclusive partner in the pediatric cardiovascular program.

Children’s Minnesota is verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program. Achieving Level I verification is the highest level of distinction for health systems that perform complex surgical procedures in newborns, children and teens.

Surgical therapies provided

  • Norwood procedure
  • Pacer placement
  • Partial anomalous pulmonary venous repair
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Pericardiostomy
  • Pulmonary valve replacement
  • Ross procedure
  • Ross/Konno procedure
  • RV-PA conduit (includes homografts)
  • Subaortic stenosis repair
  • Supra-aortic stenosis repair
  • Tetralogy of Fallot repair
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous repair
  • Truncus arterious repair
  • Tricuspid valve repair/replacement
  • Vascular ring obstruction repair
  • Ventricular septal defect repair

Tour our Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

Take a tour of our Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) and hear from our staff.

Pediatric cardiovascular collaboration

Children’s Minnesota and Mayo Clinic collaborate in the care of children with congenital heart disease. The Mayo Clinic – Children’s Minnesota Cardiovascular Collaborative will share program resources and clinical talent to provide the highest quality pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery services to patients throughout the country. As part of the collaborative, the physicians will provide services at respective sites, enabling us to expand coverage and heighten research and education opportunities. We are proud to build on our longstanding relationship with Mayo Clinic.

Contact us

For an appointment, or a cardiac-related referral or consultation, call Children’s Heart Clinic at 1-800-938-0301.