University Children’s Health Congenital Heart Center
Outstanding Care Close to Home
Find excellent pediatric heart care at University Children’s Health Congenital Heart Center — the only dedicated pediatric heart center in South Texas. Adults with congenital heart disease can also seek care at our Congenital Heart Center. Meet our team.
Our team is highly specialized in caring for those with complex heart conditions through diagnostic, nonsurgical and surgical procedures.
Our all-inclusive approach allows for pediatric cardiology care, seamless admission, surgical, postoperative recovery and discharge processes. It enables us to provide the best environment possible for the comfort and care of patients and their families.
We also provide extensive resources for those from out of town and serve patients from all corners of Texas and beyond.
Congenital Heart Procedures & Surgeries for Kids
Depending on your child’s heart condition, a cardiac catheterization procedure or heart surgery may be the best treatment option. Attentive, knowledgeable providers will ensure your child's recovery after surgery goes as smoothly as possible at University Hospital.
Advanced Care at an Academic Medical Center
The University Children’s Health Congenital Heart Center is part of University Health, an academic medical center providing advanced care, educating tomorrow’s doctors, and researching new treatments in a clinical partnership with UT Health San Antonio physicians.
Patient & Family-Centered Care
We understand that family members need emotional support and help to access resources. Our team focuses on creating the best outcomes for patients while keeping the family informed, comfortable and educated.
Learn more about your child’s patient journey and family support.
Recognized for High Quality Congenital Heart Care
The University Children’s Health Congenital Heart Center has:
- Accreditation of our pediatric echocardiography laboratory by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
- Designations for excellence from two top insurance carriers, Aetna and Superior HealthPlan
- Positive patient surgical outcomes surpass the national average
- The only program in the region that publicly reports its congenital heart surgery patient quality and safety outcomes data through the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database
Pediatric Heart Conditions We Treat
We provide complete pediatric heart care for newborns to young adults with a wide variety of congenital heart diseases, defects and heart conditions.
Diagnosis & Treatments
The University Children’s Health Congenital Heart Center's team of pediatric heart specialists will diagnose your child’s condition using advanced medical equipment and modern technology.
University Health pediatric specialists stay up-to-date with the latest treatment options and innovations in care. Our doctors will recommend the best treatment plan for your child.
Dedicated Pediatric Heart Care Team
Our specialized heart care team includes:
- Pediatric cardiologists
- Cardiothoracic surgeons
- Cardiac intensivists
- Advanced practice providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants
- Echo technicians
- Specially trained nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric cardiac care unit
- Neonatal pediatric transport team
We are the only heart program in the region with two board-certified adult and pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons.
Meet Amelia, a rainbow baby born with six heart defects. University Health started her care before she was born. Now, Amelia’s had two open heart surgeries with one more still to come.