Pediatric cardiologists in San Antonio
Methodist Healthcare offers compassionate, full-service heart care for pediatric patients across South Texas. Our specialized pediatrics hospital, Methodist Children's Hospital, features a multidisciplinary team of experienced board-certified pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons who are dedicated to complex congenital cardiac and thoracic diseases, from prenatal diagnosis through adulthood.
To learn more about pediatric cardiac care for your child, please call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at (210) 575-0355.
Pediatric heart services
Methodist Children’s Heart Institute, at Methodist Children's Hospital, cares for a number of congenital heart conditions, such as:
- Cardiac failure
- Single ventricle abnormality (One ventricle of the heart does not develop)
- Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS; Improper formation of the left side of the heart muscle resulting in abnormal blood flow)
- Coronary artery anomalies
Additionally, we perform a full range of congenital cardiac surgical procedures, including:
- Neonatal and infant heart surgery
- Heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) surgery
- Beating heart surgery
- Minimally invasive septal defect repairs
For pediatric patients who are no longer responding to medications for their heart conditions, we offer mechanical support. This means we use heart pumps to supplement your child's heart when it is no longer able to work as hard as it should on its own. Often, mechanical support is used for pediatric patients in a stable condition who are awaiting a heart transplant.
Fetal and newborn cardiac care
Methodist Healthcare takes special steps to provide expert cardiac care for the tiniest patients—including some who haven't been born yet. We employ highly trained fetal cardiologists who can diagnose and manage your child's heart abnormalities while he or she is still in the womb.
Every mother and unborn child pair who requires specialized maternal-fetal care will be seen by one of our board-certified pediatric cardiologists within Methodist Children's Heart Institute. Our pediatric cardiologists specialize in echocardiograms, fetal diagnosis, interventional procedures, outreach programs and education.
If your newborn requires specialized care following birth, our specialists are fully equipped. Methodist Healthcare's Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Methodist Children's Hospital provides the individualized care your newborn needs to transition to life outside of the womb.
Pediatric Cardiac Care Conferences
Each child's case is discussed at weekly Pediatric Cardiac Care Conferences with all pediatric cardiologists, cardiac radiologists and surgeons in attendance to determine the best course of action for each patient based on their specific medical and personal needs.
Methodist Healthcare offers excellent resources to provide healing treatment to mothers and babies at every stage. We also understand that from the very beginning, the mother-baby bond is critical to a newborn’s health. Throughout your time with us at Methodist Children’s Hospital, we work to keep you and your baby comfortable while we provide quality cardiac care.