Patient Care — Adult Congenital Heart Surgery
The team includes Seenu Reddy, MD and John Calhoon, MD. Both of these individuals are actively involved in all aspects of congenital (i.e., "born with") heart defects and the frequent surgical needs as they are treated and evaluated. These surgeries are most commonly performed in the newborn or infant age groups, although older children and even some adults may require this type of surgery. Typically heart defects can range from simple "holes in the heart" (i.e., atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects) to more complex problems such as maldevelopment of the different cardiac chambers or the walls separating them (i.e., atrioventricular canals, hypoplastic left or right heart syndrome) or the large blood vessels leading from the heart itself (i.e., truncus arteriosus, transposition of the great arteries). It is not uncommon in patients with congenital heart defects to have other problems unrelated to the heart, which may or may not need additional care.
Dr. John Calhoon, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, is an outstanding educator, and the major clinical and educational driving force behind the UT Health Science Center's extremely successful cardiothoracic surgery program. Read article in SA Business Journal (1-18-08)
Our surgeons are on faculty at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. They are part of a fellowship training program in cardiothoracic surgery. Our surgeons have produced the best outcomes in the state of Texas for the past several years. In particular, the care of newborn infants with cardiac abnormalities and single ventricle physiology continues to be a source of strength and excellence. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital is home to a dedicated pediatric cardiothoracic surgical operating room, which is reserved only for the care of children with cardiothoracic surgical needs. Learn more about the Children's Heart Program at Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital.
Patient appointments & physician referrals: please call 210-450-0999.