Aortic Valve Stenosis Program

Treatment of aortic valve stenosis requires a dedicated, multi-disciplinary approach. Lurie Children's Aortic Valve Stenosis Program includes cardiologists with expertise in aortic valve stenosis, cardiac imaging, and interventional cardiology, neonatologists with expertise in lung disease, and cardiac surgeons. Each patient with aortic valve stenosis is different and we are dedicated to working with families to provide the best, individualized treatment to all children with aortic valve stenosis. 

The Lurie Children's Difference

As your child grows, our Heart Center team also understands that your child needs more than a healthy heart to thrive. Our Neurodevelopmental Program provides close monitoring of our complex patients from the neonatal period through school age.

For families traveling from a distance, we have easy access to a nearby Ronald McDonald House, built in 2012, with 70 private guest rooms. We are within the Northwestern Memorial Hospital complex and for our patients who need transitioning to adult care, we have an integrated Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program with Northwestern Medicine.

We understand that children with aortic valve stenosis and their families face difficulties, but our Heart Center team will partner with you to provide expert, innovative, compassionate, and individualized care for your child, allowing them to meet these challenges throughout the years they are followed at Lurie Children’s. 

Our Specialists

The three Lurie Children’s Heart Center attending surgeons are American Board of Thoracic Surgery-certified Thoracic and Congenital Cardiac Surgeons. They have expertise in all aspects of surgery for aortic valve defects.

David S. Winlaw, MBBS, MD, FRACS

Division Head, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Co-Executive Director, Heart Center; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation; Willis J. Potts, MD Founders’ Board Professorship in Surgery

Osama M. Eltayeb, MD

Director, Vascular Rings Program; Director, Tracheal Reconstruction Program; Attending Physician, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Michael C. Mongé, MD

Surgical Director, Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Program; Attending Physician, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Make an Appointment

To contact the Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery team, please call 312.227.4240.

Traveling from Out-of-State?

Our Destination Services team is available to help make your experience at Lurie Children's go as smoothly as possible. Learn more.

Second Opinions

For families or providers seeking a second opinion, we offer a Priority Second Opinion Clinic.

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Heart Center Family Resource Guide

To help prepare families for their care with Lurie Children's Heart Center, we have compiled a list of resources about treatment and recovery. Learn how to get ready for an inpatient stay or outpatient visit, and read about our support services for patients and families.

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