University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital offers comprehensive and highly specialized expertise in pediatric heart surgery, including congenital heart surgery for children and adults of all ages and complexity levels.
With the help of advanced imaging technology, many congenital heart conditions can be diagnosed before birth. Our team is specialized in assessing fetal cardiac conditions prenatally. This allows our multidisciplinary care team to consider early treatment options so that your child can have the best possible care from the start.
Personalized cardiac surgery care
Because every child's condition is unique, our care team tailors treatment plans to meet your child’s specific needs. Our pediatric heart surgeons offer the most contemporary and innovative surgical procedures to patients of all ages and complexity levels. This includes expertise in mechanical assist devices and pediatric heart transplantations. UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital offers the only pediatric heart transplant program in Iowa.
As a leader in advancing the care and treatment of children with congenital and acquired heart disease, our patients have access to the latest innovations and surgical solutions available.
Dedicated and highly skilled providers
Our pediatric heart surgeons have completed the training required to operate on adults and additional education and surgical training to operate on children with any cardiac condition, from newborns to adolescents. This means your child will be cared for by providers who are highly specialized and who will provide care as their heart grows and develops. Our pediatric heart surgeons have a track record of excellence and are members of major surgical societies.
Supported by a comprehensive children's heart program, our pediatric heart surgeons are committed to collaborative, multidisciplinary care. The team includes specialized pediatric cardiologists, neonatologists, pediatric cardiac intensivists, pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, pediatric perfusionists, and pediatric postoperative support groups. Our team is dedicated to providing the best quality of care to children and adults with congenital heart diseases.
Heart Surgery treatments
- Anomalous coronary artery repair
- Arch anomalies repair
- Arterial switch operation
- Atrial septal defect (ASD) repair
- Congenital heart defect repair
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support (ECMO)
- Fontan procedure
Heart Surgery conditions
- Adult congenital heart disease
- Aortic valvar stenosis (AS)
- Atrial septal defect (ASD)
- Atrioventricular septal defect (AV canal defect)
- Cardiac tumors
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Cyanotic heart disease
- Ebstein anomaly
- Fetal heart conditions
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
- Interrupted aortic arch (IAA)
- Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
- Pulmonary atresia (PA)
- Pulmonary valve stenosis (PS)
- Single ventricle anomalies
- Tetralogy of fallot
- Vascular ring and sling
- Ventricular septal defect (VSD)
- Thoracic tumors
- Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR)
- Transposition of the great arteries
- Tricuspid atresia
- Truncus arteriosus