Pediatric Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

Pediatric Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

Pediatric Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital1 offers convenient access to a wealth of expertise and experience in surgical care to treat your child’s heart condition.

With extraordinary advances in technology, many heart defects previously considered in-operable can now be corrected with pediatric cardiac surgery. Using these latest approaches in cardiothoracic surgery, Lurie Children's at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital offers surgical care for infants with Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA).

Multidisciplinary team approach

Northwestern Medicine surgeon looking at nurse pediatric cardio surgeryAlthough congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the United States, our specialists recognize that every child with a heart condition is unique. 

That philosophy is the foundation for the pediatric cardiovascular-thoracic team’s approach to care. A Lurie Children’s cardiovascular-thoracic surgeon will work closely with other pediatric specialists to determine the need and timing of your child’s cardiovascular surgery—keeping you informed and involved each step of the way. Your child will benefit from a multidisciplinary team3 that includes:

  • Lurie Children’s pediatric surgeons, board-certified in cardiovascular-thoracic surgery
  • Lurie Children’s pediatric experts including pediatric cardiologists, pediatric critical care specialists and neonatologists
  • Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group maternal-fetal medicine specialists
  • Pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Registered nurses
  • Child life specialists

When it comes to diagnosing and treating your infant, child or adolescent’s medical condition, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital1 offers the kind of care every parent hopes for in a location that’s close to home, including:

  • A comprehensive range of nationally recognized specialty care
  • Convenient access to more than 150 pediatric specialists at Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital and the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center2
  • The latest advances in diagnostic and treatment strategies

In addition, the CDH Pediatric Emergency Department is IDPH Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) and is designated by the State of Illinois as a Level II Trauma Center.


All Northwestern Medical Group pediatricians are on the medical staffs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, as well as members of the teaching faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Related Resources

Pediatric Specialist Directory for Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital: Find a Pediatric specialist.

Legal Information
1

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

2

The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.

3

In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.