Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 800 pediatric clinicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Also known as: Norwood palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a heart defect that’s characterized by an undeveloped left ventricle that causes a number of problems. Norwood procedure is a cutting-edge three-step surgery that corrects the problem with a good success rate.
Norwood procedure is a major medical procedure. It is done under general anesthesia. Food, drink and certain medications need to be avoided for a time before the procedure.
There are a number of risks, including bleeding, high blood pressure and the possibility that the surgery won’t work. Nevertheless, it has a good success rate, and the benefits of the procedure far outweigh the risks.
Norwood procedure is performed by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s team of top-notch pediatric heart surgeons using the latest cutting edge techniques.
Reviewed by: Jun Sasaki, MD
This page was last updated on: April 30, 2021 02:46 PM
The Heart Institute – a world leader in pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery and the care of children with congenital heart disorders – serves as a beacon to families
confronting the reality of a child or newborn with a heart defect.
Grace was transferred to Nicklaus Children’s for what referring doctors believed were complications associated with neonatal sepsis. Soon after, the care team learned Grace had an enlarged failing heart due to hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a complex congenital heart defect that essentially means the baby was born with half a heart.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is one of the most complex cardiac defects seen in newborns.
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