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Congenital Heart Surgery

Heart surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital is provided in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic Congenital Heart Surgery team. We determine the best treatment option for your child based on his or her heart problem.

World class care.

Children and young adults born with heart disease receive state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment close to home through the Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Center, a collaboration between Akron Children's and Cleveland Clinic.

Before surgery is considered, our specialists review all of the treatment options available for your child. For some kids, the best treatment may be minimally invasive surgery – an approach that results in less discomfort and risk and a faster return to normal activities. For others, traditional open heart surgery is the best option for successful treatment.

Heart surgeries are performed at both the Akron Children's Hospital Akron campus and Cleveland Clinic's main campus in downtown Cleveland.

Children born with complex heart defects are at an increased risk for developmental, learning and behavioral disorders. Akron Children’s Hospital offers the only neurodevelopmental follow-up program for congenital heart patients in northeast Ohio.

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Cardiovascular Surgery
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 5
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3850
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Robert Stewart
Robert Stewart, MD

Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Cardiovascular Surgeon

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Greg Padrutt, PA-C

Physician Assistant

What Should Families Expect When They Come for an Appointment?

At Akron Children’s, your child’s health and safety is our priority. Please continue to bring your child for wellness visits, vaccinations or sick care appointments that keep children healthy. We want to assure you that we have taken additional precautions to ensure a safe environment for your child and family. The following are additional safety efforts, in addition to our normal cleaning protocols, that we are taking to help you be comfortable bringing your child to an appointment.

Masking and Other Safety Protocols

Akron Children’s has a number of safety protocols in place for our patients and visitors in order to provide a safe hospital environment.

Some of the Conditions We Treat...

Tetralogy of Fallot, Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, Transposition of the Great Arteries, Tricuspid Atresia, Truncus Arteriosus, Adult Congenital Heart Defect, Anomalous Pulmonary Veins, Aortic Stenosis, Arterial Tortuosity, Atrial Septal Defect, Atrioventricular Canal Defect, Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Coarctation of the Aorta, Congenital Heart Disease, Double Inlet Left Ventricle, Double Outlet Right Ventricle, Ebstein's Anomaly, Eisenmenger Syndrome, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Interrupted Aortic Arch, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Pulmonary Atresia, Pulmonary Stenosis

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