Paediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery at AIMS is one of the well known centers of excellence in the country. To date, the program has to its credit more than 10,000 congenital heart surgeries successfully performed. An average of 3 - 4 operations are performed for children with congenital heart disease every day; the overall survival rate matching the best in the world. With a dedicated team of doctors, we cater to the needs of patients from all over the country and abroad.
Open heart procedures include closure of atrial and ventricular septal defects, repair of tetralogy of Fallot, repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, arterial switch operation, Senning operation, Fontan procedure (including the extra-cardiac Fontan operation), Glenn procedure, repair of common AV canal defects, Rastelli operation, Ross operation, Norwood operation, conduit replacements, single stage unifocalization, ALCAPA repairs and double switch procedures.
The department has successfully performed more than 450 arterial switch operations and 800 TAPVC repairs in neonates:
The centre performs staged repairs for single ventricle physiology.
The centre is well known for surgery of congenital heart defects employing cosmetically appealing incisions. More than 1500 open-heart procedures employing limited posterior thoracotomy incisions have been performed. Approximately 300 infants and children have undergone open-heart procedures through ministernotomy (so called key-hole approach). These include corrections like Tetralogy repairs, closure of septal defects (both atrial and ventricular), anomalous venous connections and endocardial cushion defects.