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Cardiothoracic Surgery (Pediatrics)


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If your child was born with a heart condition and needs surgery, the experienced pediatric cardiothoracic (heart and chest) surgeons at the University of Miami Health System are here to deliver expert care. Our surgeons treat children of all ages, from newborns to teens.

At our Children's Heart Center, your child has a team that’s known for their expertise. Our surgical outcomes and success rates for cardiothoracic surgery are among the best in the country. Our surgeons work with a team that includes:

Our board-certified pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons care for children at a variety of pediatric hospitals in Miami-Dade County and South Florida, including Holtz Children’s Hospital.

Conditions and Treatments

Why Choose UHealth?

Best pediatric heart care in South Florida. Our pediatric heart and vascular specialists use the most advanced approaches in our technologically advanced Children’s Heart Center. The center has a 33-bed (pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)), two pediatric cardiac surgery operating rooms, and a pediatric cardiac catheterization lab for minimally invasive treatments.

Family-centered heart care for your child. Our care and services are designed around the needs of children with heart disease and their families — our focus is on improving the quality of life for children with heart disease. We put your child’s health, comfort, and welfare first. You work with a team that keeps you involved and well-informed every step of the way — that’s how we provide family-centered care.

World-class health care for children. Children and families come from all over the world to receive top-quality care from our compassionate team of pediatric specialists. Your child gets personalized attention from doctors who are sought out for their expertise.

Research leads to better treatments for your child. Our pediatric specialists are involved in leading-edge research at one of the nation’s top medical schools, Miller School of Medicine. Your child has access to innovative treatments and procedures that aren’t as readily available at other facilities. Our team uses the latest technologies and research findings to give your child personalized care.

Recognized for our exceptional doctors. Many of our pediatric doctors are recognized as America’s Top Doctors® by Castle Connolly — doctors who are nominated by their peers as being the very best in their communities. We have more Top Doctors than any other health system in South Florida.

Affiliated with one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Our affiliate, Holtz Children’s Hospital, is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeastern United States. The hospital is ranked among the nation’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and nephrology.

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