Paediatric cardiac surgery in London

Evelina London is one of the world’s leading cardiac centres offering the whole spectrum of congenital cardiac surgery for children and babies with heart conditions.

As a centre of excellence our cardiac service is internationally acclaimed providing evidence-based care with excellent outcomes which are audited nationally.

Our heart surgeons are leaders in their field and world-renowned for pioneering new techniques including the first MRI-guided heart valve procedure for children.


What is cardiac surgery?

Cardiac surgery or heart surgery is a surgical procedure involving the heart or its surrounding blood vessels. There are several reasons why cardiac surgery can be recommended, including:

  • fixing damaged heart valves
  • repairing congenital heart issues.
  • to treat or prevent blood clots
  • opening narrowed or blocked arteries.


Types of paediatric heart surgery offered at Evelina London

At Evelina London, you can take reassurance from our experienced consultants, state-of-the-art cardiology facilities and advanced cardiology treatments. After initial investigation and diagnosis with a cardiologist or interventional cardiologist, your consultant will advise if surgery or interventional procedure is recommended. Surgery is usually a last resort and will only be recommended by your child’s consultant if necessary.

When your child is recommended for heart surgery, your consultant will discuss the procedure with you and explain what is involved. Working as a multi-disciplinary team, our clinicians will decide on a plan for treatment to ensure the best outcome for your child.

We offer a range of paediatric heart surgery procedures that aim to treat heart-related conditions including:

  • aortic stenosis
  • personalised external aortic root support (PEARS) surgery
  • atrial septal defect
  • ventricular septal defect
  • neonatal surgery
  • hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
  • Norwood, Glenn and Fontan procedure
  • univentricular heart programme
  • Nikaidoh operation
  • neonatal to adult Ross operations
  • extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) respiratory and cardiac treatment
  • adult congenital heart surgery.


Leading cardiac experts

Our cardiac surgeons are leaders in their field and world-renowned for pioneering new techniques and providing evidence-based care.

Evelina London Children’s Hospital is located alongside St Thomas’ Hospital so that patients with heart conditions can be managed from prenatal diagnosis through to childhood, adolescence and into adult life. With leading experts in diagnostics, surgery and catheter intervention fully supported by multidisciplinary specialists, you can be assured of the highest standards of care and safety.

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