Cardiothoracic Surgery Referrals

Refer to CHOC Specialists Cardiothoracic Surgery:


Our highly experienced, board-certified pediatric surgeons provide innovative and efficient care to improve the quality of life for children and their families.

Common conditions providers refer to our surgical specialists:

Cardiac Defects

  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Atrial and ventricular septal defects
  • Atrioventricular (AV) canal defects
  • Coarctation of aorta and interrupted aortic arch
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Pulmonary stenosis and atresia
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Truncus arteriosus

Thoracic Defects

  • Pectus excavatum and other chest wall defects
  • Lung defects
    — congenital pulmonary airway malformations
    — sequestration
    — spontaneous pneumothorax


  • Complex vascular access

CHOC heart surgery program has the only facility in Orange County that performs newborn and pediatric open-heart surgery, and has dedicated cardiovascular operating rooms with extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU).

For more information, please visit our Heart Surgery section.

Specialty Care Physician Concierge Service

To connect with a physician concierge representative, call 714-509-4013, or pingmd@cs concierge.
Our physician concierge service expedites provider-to-provider* communication with CHOC specialists.

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Also assists with:

  • Urgent patient referrals requiring provider-to-provider communication
  • Access issues for urgent appointments
  • Scheduling concerns or inquiries
  • Access to specialists, “doctor of the day” or specialty division staff

For all other questions regarding referrals, please contact Physician Relations at 714-509-4291.

* Medical providers only, as clinical information will be discussed.