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When your child needs surgery, Children's National Hospital is dedicated to providing quality care with experienced pediatric surgeons, advanced minimally invasive techniques and a child-friendly atmosphere.

Our Providers

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

Contact Information

For appointments, please call 202-476-2150 and for information, call 202-476-2151.


Why Choose Children’s National for General and Thoracic Surgery?

Our surgical team performs more pediatric surgeries than any other hospital in the Washington, D.C., area. This high volume translates to a superior level of expertise for our dedicated multidisciplinary team. We provide a full range of surgical procedures, from routine hernia operations to complex tumor removals. In addition to our integrated team, we offer:

  • Access to some of the best board-certified pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists in general and pediatric surgery.
  • Tailored care plans in order to meet your child’s unique surgical needs.
  • Exceptional surgical expertise for even the most complex conditions. Learn more about the conditions we treat.
  • The most sophisticated surgical technology and latest advanced diagnostic and surgical treatment, using minimally invasive techniques, such as peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM).

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

The Division of General and Thoracic Surgery offers pediatric surgical training in a two-year ACGME-accredited program. Our graduates provide the highest quality surgical care and have successful careers in academic and private practice.

Family Resources

At Children's National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. We also have online resources available to answer your questions and connect you with the information you need.

Provider with Family in hospital hallway.

MyChildrensNational Patient Portal

Surgery follow-up visits for existing patients can be scheduled online at our patient portal.

Provider with Family in hospital hallway.

Patient Stories

  • Stella's Story

    When she and her twin sister were born in 2019, Stella was diagnosed with an anorectal malformation. Her surgeon in Greece recommended that the family see international expert Marc Levitt, M.D., and his team for the surgery, due to his vast experience in repairing challenging cases like Stella's.

Managing Maisie's Complex Case

When Maisie was born, she was transported to Children’s National where experts managed her complex case of esophageal atresia, which ultimately required three surgeries and an extended stay at the hospital.

Maisie playing.