For Referring Physicians

We welcome you to learn more about our Pulmonary Artery Reconstruction (PAR) Program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. We have the most highly skilled team in the world when it comes to performing a suite of pulmonary artery reconstruction procedures in patients of all ages. Our entire team of surgeons have extensive experience offering a variety of PAR procedures, including, but not limited to, our flagship unifocalization surgery.

Our Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center’s chief of surgery pioneered a unique approach to the management of complex pulmonary artery disease that includes complete unifocalization of collaterals and native pulmonary arteries and extensive arterioplasty out to the segmental level. Learn more about these techniques and results.

In patients with tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries, a single-stage complete unifocalization can be achieved nearly 70% of the time, including a ventricular septal defect closure. The surgery is typically performed in the first three to six months of life.

Our innovative approach offers outstanding results and significant benefits to patients. Our unifocalization success rate is over 90%, with 10-year postsurgery survival at 93%. No other facility in the nation has the breadth of experience in performing these techniques, and we welcome the chance to partner with you to care for your patient with congenital and acquired pulmonary artery anomalies and heart disease.

If you have a complex pediatric heart patient who requires a heart surgery or interventional cardiac catheterization procedure, ask about our Heart Center Coordination Program, which was developed to assist you with optimized case management and communications for select complex pediatric heart patients. To learn more, email us or call (855) 998-9117.