If your infant or child has frequent vomiting, a persistent cough, or difficulty eating, he or she may be living with acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In these conditions, stomach acid flows backward from the stomach into the esophagus. This causes pain and damages the esophageal lining.
The general and thoracic surgical experts at Children’s National Hospital have vast experience performing esophageal surgery for children.
Our surgeons are pediatric specialists, dedicated to treating esophageal conditions and other digestive disorders in children. We understand children’s unique anatomy and needs, and we tailor our approach to offer each child the best outcome.
When you come to Children’s National for esophageal surgery, your child receives care that is:
Some of the esophageal procedures we perform include:
When your child needs surgery, Children's National is dedicated to providing quality care with experienced pediatric surgeons, advanced minimally invasive techniques and a child-friendly environment. Discover more about the treatment we offer.
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Around Thanksgiving during her sophomore year of high school, Katheryn felt like throwing up after dinner. She began to throw up regularly, but frustratingly didn't know why. After seeing multiple doctors, Katheryn was finally diagnosed correctly.
The pediatric surgical experts at Children’s National in Washington, D.C., provide advanced, comprehensive surgical care for infants, children and teenagers.