Cardiothoracic Surgery

Description of Cardiothoracic Surgery Services

US News Best Children's Hospital Cardiology and Heart Surgery Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC provides cardiothoracic surgery for children with congenital:

  • Heart and vascular diseases.
  • Tracheobronchial tree problems.
  • Chest wall abnormalities.

Services include:

The Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children's also:

Top-Rated for Cardiothoracic Surgery Outcomes

Our program ranks as the top pediatric cardiovascular surgery program in the country.

Our overall four-year surgical mortality rate of 1.1% is the lowest among all medium- and high-volume programs, according to the latest data compiled by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2008-2012).

The national average mortality rate for all children's cardiovascular programs was 3.5% during the same reporting period.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Programs for Patients and Parents

Our nurse practitioners and physician assistants conduct an ongoing program to help patients and parents learn about cardiothoracic surgery.

Staff members also serve as caring liaisons between families and members of the health care team.

Referral Requirements for Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC requires referrals from primary care doctors or other Children’s Hospital specialists.

Patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from their insurance provider and doctor.

We must receive all necessary referral and authorization forms before your child's visit.

For accurate provider numbers or to learn more, call the Heart Institute at Children's at 412-692-5540.

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  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh PA , 15224