Offsite PDA Ligation (Duct Busters)

Numerous hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey call upon the Cardiac Center's unique traveling cardiothoracic surgical team, to perform critical surgery on the tiniest premature infants in their nurseries. The team carries its own surgical equipment and performs on-site repairs for the heart defect patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in infants too fragile to transport to CHOP.

Services are available at:


  • Abington Memorial Hospital
  • The Chester County Hospital
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Lehigh Valley Medical Center
  • Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Einstein Medical Center
  • Temple University Hospital
  • St. Luke's Hospital (Bethlehem)

New Jersey

  • Jersey Shore Hospital
  • Kennedy Memorial Hospital (Stratford)
  • Monmouth Medical Center
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
  • St. Peter's University Hospital
  • Cooper University Hospital

Schedule an on-site repair

To schedule a Duct Busters visit for on-site PDA ligation, call 215-590-1867.

For additional questions, please page one of our team members:

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