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General and Thoracic Surgery

Spotlight on Surgical Expertise

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Surgical excellence stems from experience, and surgeons at Children’s National perform upward of 18,000 procedures annually.

Surgeons at Children’s National have the opportunity to master complicated surgeries, employing the gamut of innovative technologies, which range from leading-edge operating rooms equipped with MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT scanners to state-of-the-art, minimally invasive operating rooms, equipped for robot-assisted laparoscopy.

World Renowned Surgical Expertise

    “Each member of our faculty is a nationally or internationally renowned as an expert,” Dr. Kane says. “When physicians refer their patients here, they know they’re accessing the best of the best. We have assembled an elite group of surgeons, scientists, and academicians to provide the highest standard of pediatric surgical care.”

    Importantly, all providers’ talents coalesce to offer collaborative care. This emphasis on cross-disciplinary care is one of the distinguishing qualities of Children’s National, notes Tony Sandler, M.D., senior vice president and surgeon-in-chief of the Joseph E. Robert Jr. Center for Surgical Care, Diane and Norman Bernstein Chair in Pediatric Surgery, and Principal Investigator at the Sheikh Zayed Institute.

    “We have a very robust surgical program, comprised of all the subspecialties a facility can have,” Dr. Sandler says. “Our patients profoundly benefit from our ability to include multiple specialists for referral and consultation, and the patients benefit from a level of collaboration that is not available at all institutions.”