Drs. James St. Louis and Brain Bateson

Pediatric Heart Surgery and the Children's Heart Center at Children's Hospital of Georgia provide diagnostic and therapeutic options for pediatric patients with all forms of congenital heart defects.

Our comprehensive pediatric heart surgery program includes a specialized pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, cardiologists, neonatologists, intensivists, anesthesiologists and postoperative support groups are involved and dedicated to provide the best care for children with complex heart diseases.

We apply the same skill and focus to our research and educational resources. We are the only center in the state of Georgia and surrounding regions that aggressively implements blood conservation surgery to decrease or eliminate children's exposure to blood products, and to improve their operative and long-term outcome.

Our center treats complete neonatal correction of complex congenital heart defects, including patients with:

  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Transposition of the great vessels
  • Truncus arteriosus