Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Clinic

The Cardiac Surgery Clinic is part of the Heart Centre of Excellence which is the only facility in Dubai that provides a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options in cardiology and cardiac surgery for children. Our world-class infrastructure and highly skilled staff make the Centre one of the best in the Middle East. A dynamic team of highly accomplished paediatric cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anaesthetists and intensivists can provide the latest and the best possible treatment for all kinds of heart diseases in children across all age groups.


The Department of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery has fully equipped, state-of the-art operating suites. Since the surgical option for treating children with heart disease should be considered early – sometimes even just at a few hours or days after birth – a multidisciplinary team of specialists trained in caring for these fragile and sick babies is extremely crucial. Our paediatric cardiac surgeons have accumulated experience of performing thousands of such surgeries on children of all age groups – newborns to adolescents. They have a proven record of delivering the best post-operative results comparable with some of the best centres in the world. They emphasize on developing rapport with the patient’s family and making them comfortable by explaining the individualised strategy.


Closure of atrial septal defect
Closure of ventricular septal defect
Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot
Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia
Right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction
Right ventricular outflow tract replacement
Repair of partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage
Repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage
Open pulmonary valvotomy
Open aortic valvotomy
Open atrial septectomy
Systemic-to-pulmonary shunt with cardiopulmonary bypass
Bidirectional Glenn procedure and/or Hemi-Fontan procedure
Fontan completion with/without fenestration
Pulmonary arterioplasty
Arterial switch operation
Atrial switch operation (Senning/Mustard operation or similar)
Ventricular switch operation (Rastelli operation or similar)
Nikaidoh operation, REV, truncal switch operation or similar
Double switch operation, Senning/Mustard-Rastelli operation
Repair of truncus arteriosus
Aortic arch reconstruction
Repair of coarctation of aorta and ventricular septal defect
Repair of interrupted aortic arch and ventricular septal defect
Norwood Stage I procedure
Repair of aortopulmonary window
Repair of ruptured sinus of Valsalva or aneurysm
Repair of aortico-ventricular tunnel
Repair of anomalous origin of coronary arteries
Arrhythmia surgery including Maze procedure
Aortic valve replacement
Aortic valve repair
Ross procedure
Mitral valve replacement
Mitral valve repair
Pulmonary valve replacement
Pulmonary valve repair
Tricuspid valve replacement
Tricuspid valve repair
Cone procedure, Carpentier procedure or similar
Konno, Manouguian, Nick operation or similar
Resection of cardiac tumor
Ventricle assist device or other mechanical circulatory support
Other repair of complex congenital heart defect


Closed Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Ligation of patent ductus arteriosus
Repair of coarctation of aorta
Systemic-to-pulmonary shunt without cardiopulmonary bypass
Pulmonary artery banding
Resection of vascular ring
Implantation of permanent pacemaker / automatic implantable-cardioverter defibrillator


Thoracic Surgery
Repair of pectus excavatum
Repair of pectus carinatum
Conservative management of pectus carinatum
Repair of other chest deformities
Chest wall resection or reconstruction
Plication of diaphragm
Tracheal resection or reconstruction without cardiopulmonary bypass
Resection of thoracic tumors
Wedge Resection of the lung
Segmentectomy of the lung
Lobectomy of the lung
Pericardial window
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)
VATS pleurodesis
VATS thymectomy
VATS decortication
VATS lobectomy or similar
VATS Sympathectomy


Initiation and management of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Tracheal resection or reconstruction with cardiopulmonary bypass
Exploratory thoracotomy / celiotomy for trauma
Intra-aortic balloon pump insertion
Arterial and venous cut-down
Central vascular access including central venous line
Peripheral vascular access
Peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion
Chest tube insertion
Removal of sternal sutures
Incision and drainage of superficial abscesses
Removal of superficial masses
Suture of simple lacerations
Vascular surgery


Dr. Masakazu Nakao

Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Roberto Di Donato

Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon



      Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates
800 AJCH (8002524)
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