Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of cardiac care for children and young adults throughout the United States. Nationally recognized staff and state-of-the-art facilities are available, providing diagnosis and management of a full spectrum of heart problems in infants, children, and young adults. Our team of experienced pediatric cardiac surgeons along with cardiac anesthesiologists, pediatric cardiologists and pediatric intensivists work closely together to care for infants, children and young adults undergoing cardiac surgery. Over 300 children undergo heart surgery annually at Vanderbilt. Operations range from fairly straightforward closures of atrial or ventricular septal defects (ASDs or VSDs) to very complex operations including Norwood operation, Fontan operation and cardiac transplantation.