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

We are tied with one other institution on having the lowest overall four-year surgical mortality rate among all high-volume programs with a rate of 1.5 percent, according to the latest data compiled by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2011-2015).

Nationally, the average mortality rate for all pediatric cardiovascular programs was 3.4 percent during the same reporting period.Our program ranks among the top pediatric cardiovascular surgery program in the country. 

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.

More About Heart and Vascular Surgery

Doctors

Locations

Victor Onofre Morell, MD

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Jose Pedro da Silva, MD

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Mahesh Subramanian Sharma, MD

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Melita Lynnette Viegas, MD

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  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    412-692-5218