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Cardiac Surgery

The Most Advanced Care for the Smallest Patients

The last word any parent wants to hear are “life-threatening heart condition.” No one understands this emotional rollercoaster more than Florida Hospital for Children. That’s why we’ve turned to one of the nation’s leading pediatric congenital heart surgery programs – Johns Hopkins Children's Heart Surgery program – to help us bring the very best in children’s open heart surgery to central Florida.

Along with Florida Hospital for Children experts, the team of pediatric cardiac surgeons provide comprehensive diagnostic, interventional and surgical care of congenital heart disease in all age groups.

Our Children's Heart Surgery Team


Constantine Mavroudis, MD 

Site Medical Director – Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery Program at Florida Hospital for Children

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; Congenital Cardiac Surgery



James A. Quintessenza, MD

Program Medical Director All Children’s Hospital

Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Cardiovascular Surgery



Jeffry P. Jacobs, MD

Cardiac Surgeon All Children’s Hospital

Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine 

Congenital Cardiac Surgery; Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Conditions and Treatments

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Switch Operation
  • Bidirectional Glenn Procedure
  • Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Coronary Fistula (in infants and young adults)
  • Coronary Artery Surgery
  • Double Outlet Rght Ventricle
  • Fontan and Fontan Conversion
  • Norwood Procedure and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Total Anonalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Valve Sparing Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Ventricular Septal Defect 

Florida Hospital has entered into a long-term collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine with the goal of establishing a high-quality pediatric cardiovascular surgery center at Florida Hospital for Children. The collaboration aims to strengthen the pediatric cardiovascular surgery program and the quality of care. 

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