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