Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery - Patient Care and Treatment

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery - Patient Care and Treatment

Learn what to expect when your child is scheduled for surgery to treat pediatric and congenital heart disease at Penn State Children’s Heart Group.

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Penn State Children’s Heart Group is ranked among the Top 15 in the country for survival after a heart operation (Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Congenital Heart Surgery Database). Learn more about our outcomes.

Jesse’s Story – Heart Problems? No match for this typical 14 year-old!

Jesse Polys is a 14-year-old eighth grader from Williamsport, Pa. His home, where he lives with his mom and dad, is in a wooded area perfect for riding dirt bikes and four-wheelers. Jesse’s a bit of a daredevil - snowboarding with his dad and skateboarding are favorite things to do. He’s also an avid baseball player. Just a normal 14 year old teenage boy, right? Not quite. Learn more about Jesse's story.

Lilly’s story – Heart surgery at 4 days-old leads to a life of joy and celebration!

With experience in cardiac and pediatric nursing, Josh and Lisa knew their Lilly was very sick even before she was born. As employees of Penn State Health, they had seen others go through this and they knew what they could be up against - it could be a very long road ahead. Without a second thought, they chose Penn State Children’s Hospital for Lilly’s life-saving care. Learn more about Lilly's story.