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    Cardiothoracic Surgery

    CHoR's cardiac surgery specialists have the knowledge, training and experience to treat children with even the rarest heart conditions, assuring you that your child is in the best hands.

    CHoR's cardiac surgery team is led by Dr. Thomas Yeh, Director of the Heart Center and Chief of cardiac surgery. With nearly 20 years of experience and thousands of successful pediatric heart surgeries, Dr. Yeh is the most experienced pediatric cardiac surgeon in Virginia. 

    Surgical Expertise

    • Automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator (AICD)
    • Aortic coarctation and aortic arch repair
    • Coronary artery abnormalities
    • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
      - Staged surgical repair
           - Stage 1: Norwood operation
           - Stage 2: Bidirectional Glenn operation
           - Stage 3: Fontan operation
      - Hybrid palliation
           - Placement of bilateral pulmonary artery bands
           - Ductal stenting
           - Atrial septostomy or stent implantation
    • Pacemaker placement and management
    • Septal defects
      - Atrial septal defects (ASD)
      - Ventricular septal defects (VSD)
      - Atrioventricular septal defects (AV canal defects)
    • Single ventricle repairs
      - BT shunt or pulmonary artery banding (PA Band)
      - Glenn procedure
      - Fontan procedure
    • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
    • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR)
    • Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) - arterial switch repair
    • Truncus arteriosus
    • Valve repairs and replacements
      - Aortic, pulmonary, tricuspid, mitral valves
      - Ebstein's anomaly

    Cardiac Surgery Team 

    The cardiac surgery team includes:

    ›› Meet the Team

    Appointments

    (804) 828-CHOR (2467)
    Children's Pavilion - Level 4, Pod E

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    Prepare for Surgery: Tour CHoR's Perioperative Unit

    Tour the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


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