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Fontan Clinic

Helping Children After Cardiac Surgeries

Pediatric heart specialists in the Single Ventricle Care Program provide expert consultation and treatment of the unique issues that arise after the Norwood, Glenn and Fontan operations. For example, the Fontan circulation may affect a patient's lungs, liver, intestines, bones, blood and other organ systems. Our specialists have expertise in evaluating and treating problems like plastic bronchitis and protein-losing enteropathy.

The Single Ventricle Care Program Offers:

  • An evaluation by a team of experts in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, and liver disease.

  • Established evidence-based guidelines that encourage proactive screening for issues known to occur in children who have had a single ventricle-related operation.

  • Access to a group of experts when problems unique to single ventricle circulation occur, such as plastic bronchitis or protein-losing enteropathy.

Our team of specialists includes:

  • Pediatric cardiologists

  • Pediatric gastroenterologists

  • Pediatric pulmonologists

  • Pediatric dieticians

  • Pediatric Physical Therapists