At CHKD, our specially trained cardiac surgeons treat children with complex cardiac defects that require surgical intervention. Whether a child requires surgery during the first days of life or procedures as they grow, our surgeons work closely with a skilled team of anthesiologists, cardiac nurses and other medical specialists to create a personalized treatment plan for each child.
CHKD also offers a variety of services to diagnose and treat children's heart problems, including consultations for expectant parents regarding conditions diagnosed in an unborn child. All of our care, from the simplest lab test to the most intricate surgery, is designed to meet the unique medical and developmental needs of children.
If your child needs surgery, CHKD's cardiac surgeons are trained to treat children for congential heart conditions including the following:
Insurance and Referral Information
If you have an HMO, you must:
- Get a referral from your child's primary care physician before you call to make an appointment.
- Make sure your referral has not expired. Many are good for only 30 days, so check yours before you come to your appointment. If your referral has expired, call your primary care physician and explain your situation. In most cases, your primary care physician will provide a new or extended referral.
- Bring the referral with you to the appointment. If you do not have a referral, or if the referral you have is expired, your HMO will not pay for your appointment.
If you have fee-for-service insurance or a PPO, you do not need a physician's referral to make an appointment.
We offer in-depth information about insurance in our billing and insurance section.