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Dr. Marc Levitt treats baby colorectal patient accompanied by parents.

Pediatric Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction

Dr. Marc Levitt treats baby colorectal patient accompanied by parents.
Our commitment to improving the quality of life for children with pediatric colorectal conditions is shown through a seamless and personalized continuum of care—from diagnosis to treatment, all the way through rehabilitation and aftercare.

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

For appointments, please call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327) and for information, call 202-476-2656.

Our Specialized Programs

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Bowel Management Program

We offer a comprehensive Bowel Management Program that provides customized treatment for children who experience fecal incontinence.

Dr. Erin Teeple, director of the Colorectal Transition Program, advises a patient and her mother

Colorectal Transition Program

The Colorectal Transition Program helps children with congenital or acquired colorectal conditions transition their care from pediatric care providers to adult care providers.

Dr. Erin Teeple, director of the Colorectal Transition Program, advises a patient and her mother

Our Unique Approach to Pediatric Colorectal Disorders

Our division is led by world-renowned pediatric colorectal surgeon, Marc Levitt, M.D., who has expertise in treating the full spectrum of pediatric colorectal conditions and has performed over 10,000 surgeries—more than any other surgeon trained in pediatric colorectal surgery worldwide. Learn more about Dr. Levitt and our Division of Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction.

Our collaborative approach offers treatment from experts across multiple medical disciplines, including:

Our medical team discusses individual patient cases during weekly conferences to create a customized treatment plan that addresses each child’s unique needs. Our surgeons are accustomed to performing multiple, complex procedures at the same. Parents and families work closely with our specialists to receive education about their child’s colorectal disorder, discuss diagnostic and treatment options and engage in a shared decision-making process. Learn how you can help your child prepare for surgical procedures (PDF).
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Getting Ready for Your First Appointment?

To streamline the process, we strongly encourage that you complete our intake form. Once your child’s medical records have been received, we will review their information and contact you to schedule an appointment.

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Ask Dr. Levitt About Your Child's Diagnosis

Was your newborn child recently diagnosed with an anorectal malformation, imperforate anus, cloaca or Hirschsprung disease? If so, Marc Levitt, M.D., is here to provide answers to your questions.

Integrated Care

Our multidisciplinary Division of Pediatric Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction integrates services across all the specialties that provide care for colorectal conditions in children. Colorectal procedures are often combined with urologic and gynecologic procedures to minimize the amount of surgeries a child may require.

Why Choose Us for Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction?

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As the only pediatric colorectal and pelvic reconstructive program in the nation with this level of expertise, there are many reasons to choose Children’s National for your child’s treatment and care. In addition to our integrated team, we offer:

  • Access to the most experienced and renowned pediatric colorectal specialists in the field.
  • Exceptional surgical expertise for even the most complex colorectal disorders.
  • Dedicated, compassionate nurses who are specially-trained in caring for patients with complex pediatric colorectal disorders.
  • The latest advanced diagnostic and surgical treatment, using minimally invasive techniques.
  • A comprehensive Bowel Management Program to help achieve optimal bowel function.
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Caring for Your Child's Colorectal Disorder

Learn how to care for your child from diagnosis to treatment, all the way through long-term aftercare.

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Colorectal Employee Stories

Learn about the stories and experiences of team members in the colorectal program.

Pediatric Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction team (and a dog) pose in front of a Children's National sign.

Patient Stories