Nationally Ranked Care for Children with Heart Problems and Treatment for Lung and Chest Disorders
SLUCare cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Charles Huddleston offers highly specialized treatments for children with congenital and acquired heart defects and lung diseases. He is part of the heart team at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery. This honor recognizes excellence in clinical services, survival rates and support for patients with congenital heart problems.
As part of an academic medical practice, our cardiothoracic surgeon uses the latest techniques and technologies to deliver advanced care in collaboration with other pediatric specialists, including experts in cardiology, neonatology and maternal-fetal medicine. We work with patients at all stages, including those diagnosed before birth, newborns, infants, children, teens and even adults, to correct conditions affecting the heart and lungs.
Dr. Huddleston's deep expertise is matched by his genuine concern for young patients and their families. Count on our team to listen, answer your questions and guide you through every stage of your child’s surgery.
SLUCare Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Treats:
- Congenital heart disease, from infancy to adulthood
- Heart failure in children
- Neonatal conditions
- Pediatric thoracic conditions of the lungs and chest wall
- Chest deformities, such as pectus excavatum (sunken chest) and pectus carinatum (pigeon chest)
Our Team Offers:
- Aortic valve repair
- Ross procedures
- Norwood operations
- Ventricular assist devices
- Heart transplantation
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