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When a child needs a surgery, that child’s needs are very different than those of an adult patient. Our nationally recognized surgeons perform the latest procedures, using equipment that is customized to pediatric patients all the way from newborns to young adults.
The CHOC Heart Institute offers one of the few, dedicated pediatric cardiac catheterization programs in Southern California.
CHOC is the only hospital in Orange County to provide advanced heart surgery for children, and newborn and pediatric open-heart surgery on infants weighing as little at 1.4 kilograms (3 pounds 1 ounce).
Dr Starr is board certified in general and thoracic surgery with research interests in hybrid congenital heart surgery and myocardial protection.
Dr Gates is board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery and congenital cardiac surgery. He serves as director at the CHOC Heart Institute.
Dr Van Arsdell is board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery and congenital cardiac surgery.
Dione Paras is a nurse practitioner and is a member of the CHOC Specialists who treats kids and teens in Orange County.
CHOC offers cardiac neurodevelopmental assessments for children with congenital heart conditions, who may be at a higher risk for developmental delays.
In the newborn population, there are many heart conditions that may need surgery. Many of these heart surgeries are new at least in the past 10 to 20 years.
The UCI/CHOC Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program is a two-year program accredited by ACGME.
Dr. Ming-Sing Si is board certified in cardiothoracic surgery and congenital cardiac surgery and congenital cardiac surgery.
The Noah Connally joined his parents and four older sisters after the risky surgery at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Building: CHOC Commerce Tower | 505 S. Main St. | Suite 600 | Orange, CA 92868 | 714-509-4641
If your child needs heart surgery, don't forget to ask these top questions from CHOC's heart experts
CHOC pediatric surgeon Dr. Mustafa Kabeer explains in this video what pectus excavatum is and how it is treated.
The CHOC Surgical NICU is the only one of its kind on the West Coast and is using the newest standards and procedures for babies who need surgery.
The CHOC Cardiac GI Nutrition Program optimizes growth for high-risk infants and children diagnosed with congenital heart defects (CHD).
The CHOC Cardiac High-Risk Interstage Program is a home-monitoring program that supports babies and infants with congenital heart disease during the interstage period.
How to refer to cardiothoracic surgery, CHOC, Orange County
Noah remained in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital of Orange County and had his first post-birth surgery on day seven.
Specialists from CHOC Children’s were brought in to examine Max, and it was eventually determined he had a rare and serious heart defect. Family members rallied around the Maldonados, several of them began referring to their miracle baby as “Mighty Max.”
Dr Darbinian is board certified in thoracic surgery and is on staff at CHOC.
Dr Nigro is board certified in thoracic surgery and in congenital cardiac surgery.
Dr Powell is board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery who treats kids and teens in Orange County.
Building: CHOC Commerce Tower | 505 S. Main St. | Suite 600 | Orange, CA 92868 | 714-509-3939