Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Advanced Treatment for Your Child

Our pediatric cardiac surgeons believe it is an honor to be trusted to operate to help patients with congenital heart disease. We want families to feel comfortable, have their questions answered and understand the process of having an operation. We aim to provide the best outcomes and highest quality care available for patients with congenital heart disease. We happily care for all patients, from fetal life to adulthood.

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Meet Our Pediatric Cardiac Surgeons

Surgical Services

  • Heart transplant
  • Arterial switch
  • PA Band
  • Vascular rings: Our pediatric cardiac surgery team aids in the treatment plan of vascular rings when surgery is required. Consultation and diagnosis of vascular rings takes place first with the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Aerodigestive Program. Learn more about the program.

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Care at Johns Hopkins

Pediatric and congenital cardiac surgeon Danielle Gottlieb Sen describes the care provided at the Johns Hopkins Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center.

Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Pediatric & Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Innovative Procedures

Since the 'blue baby' operation in 1944, we have been on the forefront of advancing surgical methods and techniques to improve patient outcomes.

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Ongoing Research

Our physicians and researchers continue to make ongoing discoveries to enhance treatment for cardiac defects and disorders.

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Multidisciplinary Team

We collaborate with cardiologists, anesthesiologists and surgeons to provide your child not only the best care but the best recovery after surgery.

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Navy's Story

Before Navy was born, she was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart abnormality called tetralogy of Fallot with an absent pulmonary valve. Because Navy was so small at birth, pediatric cardiac surgeon Bret Mettler suggested she wait until she got bigger to have surgery. After a few months at home, Navy returned to Johns Hopkins Children's Center to undergo open-heart surgery.

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