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Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Best Children's Hospital Award
Best Children's Hospital Award

Why choose Ochsner Health for your child’s pediatric cardiothoracic surgery care?

The pediatric cardiothoracic surgery team at Ochsner Children’s Hospital performs more than 200 heart surgeries every year on patients of all ages. Our team has been recognized for clinical excellence by U.S. News & World Report and maintains exceptional outcomes as reported by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Our experienced team of surgeons works hand-in-hand with our cardiologists, ICU specialists, anesthesiologists, subspecialists and (most importantly) our patients and families to formulate individualized care strategies that are state-of-the-art, effective and safe. Patients and families choose Ochsner knowing that their loved ones are in the best experts’ hands.

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric cardiothoracic surgery providers, our experts are available to provide second opinions when necessary. Email us at for more information.

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Our Results

World-class pediatric heart surgery is located right in the heart of New Orleans.

We offer pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Ochsner Children’s Hospital.

Our clinic is located adjacent to the hospital:
1319 Jefferson Highway
Suite 201
New Orleans, LA 70121

The pediatric cardiothoracic surgery team treats the most complex pediatric heart conditions, including:

  • Disorders of the heart valves
  • Heart failure — we perform heart transplantation and ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation, including HeartMate 3, Impella, Berlin Heart, and ECMO.

Ochsner Children’s Hospital is the only center in the region for pediatric heart transplantation and implanted mechanical circulatory support. Commonly performed procedures include:

  • Atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect closure
  • Tetralogy of Fallot treatment (including valve-sparing techniques)
  • Aortic valve repair and replacement
  • Arterial switch procedures, including the double switch procedure
  • Rastelli procedure
  • Arterial switch procedure
  • Fontan procedure
  • Glenn procedure
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Norwood procedure
  • Pulmonary valve replacement
  • Ross procedure
  • Thorax and chest wall repairs, including vascular rings and pectus excavatum

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Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Locations

Ochsner Children's Hospital
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Open 24/7