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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 Children’s Heart Institute.
CHOC offers cardiac neurodevelopmental assessments for children with congenital heart conditions, who may be at a higher risk for developmental delays.
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).
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 Noah Connally joined his parents and four older sisters after the risky surgery at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
If your child needs heart surgery, don't forget to ask these top questions from CHOC's heart experts
How to refer to cardiothoracic surgery, CHOC Children's, 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 Children's.
Dr Nigro is board certified in thoracic surgery and in congenital cardiac surgery.
Dr Lamberti is board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery and is on staff at CHOC Children's.
Dr Powell is board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery and is on staff at CHOC Children's.
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.
Frequently asked questions about heart valve repair or replacement surgery, because families are bound to have many questions about heart valve repair or heart valve replacement
Pulmonary atresia (PA) is a heart defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
Truncus arteriosus is a congenital (present at birth) defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
The CHOC Children’s Heart Institute proudly offers an Interventional Cardiology Program for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions.
Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect. (It is also often referred to as “transposition of the great vessels.”)
Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect involving a narrowing of the aorta. This narrowing restricts the amount of oxygen-rich (red) blood that can travel to the lower part of the body.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a combination of several abnormalities of the heart and great blood vessels. It is a congenital (present at birth) syndrome.
Whether you’re a nurse with 30 years of experience or a recent graduate looking for growth opportunities, CHOC Children’s offers something for everyone.
Atrioventricular canal (AV Canal or AVC) defect is a congenital heart defect. That means it is present at birth.
Pulmonary stenosis is a congenital (present at birth) defect that occurs due to abnormal development of the fetal heart during the first eight weeks of pregnancy.