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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Referral Guidelines

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Children’s National Hospital boasts three full-time pediatric plastic surgeons trained and specialized in treating a variety of acquired and congenital disorders in children. We are the largest and most experienced group of pediatric plastic surgeons in the Mid-Atlantic region, and one of the largest in the United States. Each surgeon on our team is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and we are the only plastic surgeons in the Greater D.C. area with practices dedicated exclusively to the care of children.

For the convenience of your patients, our surgeons now see patients at multiple locations throughout the Greater D.C. area. If you have an urgent request or concern, please call our offices directly at 202-476-3210 and 202-476-5784, or email [email protected]. We have two full-time physician assistants and a clinical nurse who are available to answer questions. We are here to serve you and your patients.

Referral Guidelines

We provide care for a wide range of diagnoses, including: 

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Craniosynostosis, plagiocephaly and head shape concerns
  • Facial asymmetry or paralysis, congenital or acquired
  • Hand and wrist problems, congenital or acquired  
  • Adolescent breast differences (gynecomastia, macromastia and asymmetry)
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Cutaneous lesions, including cysts and moles
  • External ear malformations
  • Chronic wounds
  • Facial trauma

If you have a patient with these conditions, call 202-476-2150 for an appointment.

Download these referral guidelines (PDF)