Cardiothoracic Surgery

Driscoll Children’s Hospital established Cardiothoracic Surgery Services soon after it opened its doors in 1953. Cardiothoracic Surgery is a subspecialty of surgery that involves the structures of the chest and blood vessels of the body. This includes the heart, lungs, esophagus and vascular system. Our doctors perform cardiothoracic surgery on neonates, infants, children and even adults with problems of the heart and lung that are congenital.


Some of the finest physicians in cardiac care are only a heartbeat away at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Driscoll’s pediatric cardiology program has provided quality, compassionate care to the children of South Texas since 1962. Today, using state-of-the-art facilities, as well as the largest network of consult services available to the healthcare providers of the region, we offer excellence in pediatric and congenital heart care to the patients we serve.

Driscoll Pediatric Sleep Center

Driscoll Children’s Hospital is excited to bring this full-service, exclusively pediatric sleep center for the children of South Texas.

We strive to deliver complete care for all pediatric sleep disorders.

Our Sleep Center is located in Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi. Patients can be treated in person or via In-Touch, our telehealth platform used in satellite clinics.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, located at Driscoll Children's Hospital, 3533 S. Alameda, Suite H260, is staffed with a pediatric psychiatrist on site.

The clinic also provides telepsychiatry treatment, using pediatric psychiatrists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in live video conferencing for interactive communication.

Telepsychiatry treatment is also available in Laredo, through The Clinics of Driscoll Health System-Laredo, located at 10710 McPherson Road, Suite 202.

Cystic Fibrosis Center

Focused care

Children with cystic fibrosis are urged to visit an accredited care center four times a year for visits which include evaluations with a physician, respiratory therapist, nutritionist and social worker. Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s earned accreditation makes it easier for patients to make those visits.

Transport Services

The Critical Care Transport Team is committed to providing the highest standard of care to your child. By following industry established weather minimums for both ground and air transports, we maintain our commitment to the safety of our children. All air transports take place with instrument flying, a Terrain Awareness and Warning System, and Night Vision Goggles, as needed. All of our ambulance drivers re-certify with the Emergency Vehicle Operators Course annually.

Our team includes: