Why travel from Ashburn Virginia for Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Research indicates pediatric cardiovascular surgery patients in your area may benefit from quality outcomes in San Diego, CA.

Cardiovascular Surgery

The Division of Cardiovascular Surgery is nationally recognized for its patient care, evidence-based research and superior surgery outcomes. Expert care is provided for the full range of congenital heart defects, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome, valve disease and tetralogy of Fallot.

The Cardiovascular Surgery division at Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego performs about 500 surgeries a year, exclusively for the treatment of congenital heart defects. The outcomes are among the best in the nation. Highly skilled surgeons use advanced surgical strategies and techniques to achieve optimal outcomes and to make the surgery as safe as possible.

Areas of special concentration include:

  • Surgical

    Surgical treatment of complex newborn heart defects, such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

  • Heart

    Heart transplant surgery for children with symptoms of heart failure.

  • Reconstructive

    Complex reconstructive surgery in previously operated on children or adults.

  • Catheter-based

    Integration of catheter-based therapies with surgery to reduce risk.

  • Advanced

    Integration of advanced electrophysiologic testing, arrhythmia ablation and surgery.

  • Minimally Invasive

    Minimally invasive and cosmetic approaches to open heart surgery, when appropriate.


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Along with being one of the best places in the country for medical care, San Diego is a vacationer paradise and one of the top visitor destinations in the world. San Diego has the perfect combination of outdoor attractions, cultural landmarks, great weather and affordable hotels. From luxury resorts, to historic and family-friendly hotels, to quaint bed and breakfasts, you will find it all here.

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International Services

The International Services team coordinates care for patients and families traveling from anywhere outside the region. Assistance is provided at all stages of your child’s healthcare experience, from the time of the initial request for services to when your child receives care and subsequent treatments back home.

Services include:

  • Coordinating requests for services and medical records review
  • Scheduling physician appointments
  • Assisting with financial arrangements and providing cost estimates
  • Assisting with travel, transportation and lodging
  • Following up on future medical needs
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