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If your child needs heart surgery, there’s nothing more important than finding the best possible care. Atrium Health Levine Children’s is home to some of the nation’s top experts in pediatric heart surgery. These surgeons have decades of experience in every type of childhood heart procedure, from minimally invasive mitral valve repairs to heart transplants. Our expertise, combined with innovative techniques, means we can give your child the best opportunity for a long, bright future.


We offer a complete range of neonatal and pediatric heart surgeries including:

  • Aortic valve repair and replacement: This procedure can mend conditions like aortic valve stenosis or regurgitation, where the aortic valve does not work properly.
  • Tetralogy of Fallot surgeries: These surgeries repair the 4 heart defects this illness causes. Children typically need this surgery in the first 6 months of life. Our team creates a custom care plan for each child to give them the best chance of a healthy outcome.
  • Arterial switch operation: This operation is for children with transposition of the great arteries. During this procedure, surgeons move the arteries so blood can flow through the body properly. We typically perform this surgery in the first week of life. Then we’ll support your child as they grow into adulthood.
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) surgeries: These procedures can allow a child to live with an underdeveloped or absent left heart. This process typically requires 3 surgeries: One a few days after birth (the Norwood procedure), one around 4 to 6 months (the Glenn operation) and one around age 4 (the Fontan procedure). Our team has done hundreds of these surgeries, mending the hearts of babies like yours so they can reach their full potential.
  • Mitral valve repair: This procedure fixes the valve between 2 of your heart’s chambers.
  • Installing ventricular assist devices (VADs): VADs help kids’ hearts pump stronger. We offer one of the smallest heart pumps available, which can support a child’s failing heart until it recovers or until a transplant is available.
  • Heart transplants: We’re the only hospital in the region with specialized expertise in heart transplants for kids. Our team makes this procedure as safe and easy as possible on your child and family – for example, we do extensive testing to make sure the donated heart is a good match for your child. We’re also pioneering ways to make this lifesaving procedure available to more children.
  • Thoracic and chest wall repairs: These surgeries repair the chest wall of children with excavatum (bowing inwards) or carinatum (bowing outwards) deformities. We use the latest techniques to make this procedure easier on your child. We’ll also support them through recovery and help them transition back into their daily activities.

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