Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery

About CT Surgery at UPMC Children's Hospital

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh provides CT surgery for those born with:

  • Heart and blood vessel diseases.
  • Airway tree problems.
  • Chest wall defects.

Our services include:

The CT Surgery Division at Children's also offers:

Top-Rated for CT Surgery Outcomes

Our CT surgery program:

  • Has outcomes that are among the highest in the nation.
  • Had one of the lowest 4-year surgical mortality rates among all high-volume programs at under 2 percent. The national average for all children's CT programs was 3.1 percent during the same reporting period.
  • Received a 3-star rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2012-2016), 1 of only 11 CT programs to earn this honor.

CT Surgery Programs for Children and Parents

Our staff holds an ongoing program to help kids and parents learn about cardiothoracic surgery.

They also serve as caring liaisons between loved ones and members of the health care team.

Referrals for CT Surgery at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

The CT Surgery Division needs referrals from primary care doctors or other Children’s Hospital specialists.

If you have a managed care insurance plan, you may also need approval from your insurance provider and doctor.

We must receive all required forms before your child's visit.

To find up-to-date provider numbers or learn more, call the Heart Institute at Children’s at 412-692-5540.

More About Heart and Vascular Surgery 2017 report

Doctors

Locations

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    412-692-5218
  • Da Silva Center for Ebstein's Anomaly

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    412-692-5540