Congenital heart care in San Antonio

Finding out that you or a loved one has congenital heart disease can be scary. At Methodist Congenital Heart Institute, we offer peace of mind by providing comprehensive, compassionate cardiovascular care to patients of all ages and walks of life. Our renowned institute is located at Methodist Children’s Hospital on the same campus as Methodist Hospital, uniquely positioning us to offer world-class care to adults and children. Our team of specialists includes pediatric cardiologists, adult-congenital cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiac intensivists, registered nurses, respiratory therapists and many other specialists in related fields. Using a collaborative approach, our providers combine their knowledge and skills while utilizing the latest state-of-the-art technology to care for newborns, infants, children, adolescents and adults affected by congenital heart disease.

To learn more about adult and pediatric congenital heart care, please call the Methodist Congenital Heart Institute at (210) 575-0355.

Why entrust us with your heart?

The Methodist Congenital Heart Institute provides our patients access to a wide range of programs, treatments and specialties, including:

Congenital heart defects and abnormalities we treat

Our team of cardiovascular specialists diagnose and treat a wide variety of congenital heart conditions, including:

  • Anomalous pulmonary veins
  • Atrial septal defect and Patent foramen ovale
  • Coarctation of the aorta (CoA)
  • Congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries
  • Congenital valvular heart disease (Ross procedure, Cone repair, mitral valve repair)
  • Contraception issues in women with congenital heart disease
  • Ebstein anomaly
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (septal myectomy)
  • Long term sequelae of atrial switch procedure (Mustard or Senning operation)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Pulmonary artery stenosis
  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Pulmonary hypertension in patients with congenital heart disease
  • Single ventricle and Fontan physiology
  • Ventricular septal defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • Truncus arteriosus communis
  • Transposition of great arteries

Pediatric congenital heart disease treatment

The Methodist Congenital Heart Institute’s pediatric cardiology team specializes in providing comprehensive and compassionate care for your child and your family. From the moment of diagnosis through inpatient treatments, outpatient transition and ongoing care, we offer a holistic approach to treatment. Our pediatric cardiology team collaborates closely with Methodist Children’s Hospital and external specialists, standing by your side throughout your journey. We are committed to providing exceptional, family-focused care to ensure medical excellence and support our patients and their family’s physical and emotional well-being.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program in San Antonio

We know that as adults with congenital heart conditions age, concerns can develop about their non-cardiac disease risk factors, conceiving and carrying a pregnancy and undergoing surgery and anesthesia. At Methodist Congenital Heart Institute, we are uniquely positioned and qualified to provide our patients with lifelong congenital heart care. Located within The Methodist Heart and Lung Institute on the Methodist Hospital campus, we offer a seamless continuum of care facilitating the transition from pediatric to adult congenital heart treatment. Our integrated adult congenital heart disease program includes cardiovascular subspecialty expertise in related areas such as adult congenital heart surgery, transcatheter (minimally invasive) interventions, electrophysiology (pacemakers, ablative procedure, and automatic implantable defibrillator implants), and management of heart failure inclusive of failing single ventricle circulations.

Salvador’s congenital heart journey

Born with a congenital heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), Salvador underwent his first open-heart surgery at four years old. With a lifelong journey of trips to the emergency room and numerous hospital admissions, countless medications and surgical procedures, Salvador’s doctors were running out of options.

As an adult, Salvador visited Methodist, where he received the news that his pulmonary valve was severely leaking. Instead of undergoing a third open-heart surgery, his doctors were able to use a much less invasive procedure, a transcatheter pulmonic valve replacement (TPVR), which can be an excellent technique, especially for young and middle-aged adults with adult congenital heart disease who have had multiple surgeries.

Today, Salvador is feeling great, eating right and has even lost 45 pounds, stating that he finally feels like himself again.