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Cardiac Surgery

The Most Advanced Care for the Smallest Patients

The last words any parent wants to hear are “life-threatening heart condition.” No one understands this emotional rollercoaster more than the team at Florida Hospital for Children. That’s why we’ve joined one of the nation’s leading pediatric congenital heart surgery programs – Johns Hopkins Children's Heart Surgery program – to help deliver the very best in children’s open heart surgery to Central Florida. The Johns Hopkins Children's Heart Surgery program was established in 2012 to benefit children with congenital heart disease through shared clinical excellence and collaborative research at three centers:

This world-class program unites the strengths of pediatric cardiovascular surgeons at all three locations.

"Congenital heart disease is a lifelong issue," said Dr. Constantine Mavroudis. "One out of every 125 babies born in the United States is born with a congenital heart defect. It is important that these patients have a team and facility in place to care for them throughout their entire lives. The program at Florida Hospital for Children has been set up to care for all patients, from infants to adults." 

The addition of Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando as a third center provides opportunities for collaboration in treatment, research and education aimed at providing compassion and state-of-the-art care, while developing new approaches in treating congenital heart disease.

Our Children's Heart Surgery Team

Constantine Mavroudis, MD 

Site Medical Director – Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery Program at Florida Hospital for Children

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; Congenital Cardiac Surgery

James A. Quintessenza, MD

Program Medical Director All Children’s Hospital

Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Cardiovascular Surgery

Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD

Cardiac Surgeon All Children’s Hospital

Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine 

Congenital Cardiac Surgery; Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Switch Operation
  • Bidirectional Glenn Procedure
  • Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Coronary Fistula (in infants and young adults)
  • Coronary Artery Surgery
  • Double Outlet Rght Ventricle
  • Fontan and Fontan Conversion
  • Norwood Procedure and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Total Anonalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Valve Sparing Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Ventricular Septal Defect 
The skill to heal. The spirit to care.