MGHfC Surgical and Catheterization Based approach

$5,000 per surgery is the minimum portion of each surgery that is not covered by insurance reimbursement. The unreimbursed cost for each surgery can be much higher, depending on each patient’s insurance coverage, as well as the severity of each patient’s health situation

Congenital heart disease remains the number one cause of death from a birth defect in the United States. The MGHfC team is working to address this problem by: 

  • Providing pediatric/congenital heart care across the left spectrum fetus to adult
  • Creating a kind and generous experience for all those who interact with the group
  • Leading and collaborating in activities that will continually improve patient care regionally and internationally
  • Freely offering assistance and actively responding to requests for help related to the care of patients with suspected or actual pediatric/congenital heart disease

With timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment, the vast majority of infants and children with congenital heart disease can be saved. Those with more severe heart disease need cardiac surgery or cardiac catheterization for survival. Following these procedures, these children require care in a pediatric intensive care unit setting under the supervision of the team of pediatric heart specialists. The team of dedicated cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists, nurses and imaging specialists are trained in treating pediatric heart conditions. In addition to fully supporting their medical needs, these families also require additional support from child life services, social work and financial services. MGHfC provides a surgical and catheterization based approach to the care of both local and international children with congenital heart disease. These patients typically require lifelong care and return to see the team in the outpatient clinic on a regular basis as they grow into adults.

Individual Cardiac Cases by CEDIMAT’s Surgical Team

The David Ortiz Children’s Fund will fund 20 surgeries to indigent children requiring cardiac catheterizations and surgeries with the local CEDIMAT surgical team.

Cardiovascular Detection Outreach Program

The David Ortiz Children’s Fund joins the CEDIMAT team for two detection missions. During four days, the Pediatric Cardiovascular team will evaluate patients from rural areas without access to echocardiography and other specialized diagnostic tools. The program will serve 200-400 patients.