A series of surgeries
Treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) involves three stages of heart surgery. Within days of birth, HLHS babies will have the Norwood procedure. When they reach four to six months old, it's time for the Glenn surgery. The third and final surgery, the Fontan, marks the beginning of some stability in the lives of patients with HLHS.
Care for the whole child
At Children's Colorado, kids with HLHS receive specialized care from pediatric cardiologists and surgeons – and from other pediatric experts such as Child Life specialists, nutritionists, social workers, and physical and occupational therapists. Our multidisciplinary team continuously evaluates their condition and coordinates care with their pediatrician. It's just one way we're ensuring these children have a long, happy and healthy life.
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Partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Colorado partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where many of our physicians and care providers serve as faculty.