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Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National’s hospital is Magnet designated, and is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions.

With a community-based pediatric network, eight regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children.

Conditions & Treatments

Conditions & Treatments

Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Allogeneic transplantation is a procedure in which a person receives hematopoietic (blood-forming) or blood stem cells, from a genetically similar, but not identical, donor.

Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Autologous transplants are the most common of the BMT treatments. Autologous BMT at Children’s is performed for patients with cancer.

Blood Stem Cell Collection

Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collection is a procedure where volunteer donors (relatives or siblings) or patients donate their stem cells through apheresis for allogeneic and autologous blood and marrow transplantation.

Blood Transfusion

More than 2,700 patients receive blood transfusions each year at Children’s National Health System’s hospital and Regional Outpatient Centers, including approximately 7,500 red blood cell, 2,000 plasma, 3,000 platelets, and 900 cryoprecipitate units.

Bone Marrow Transplant

Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a special therapy for patients with certain cancers or other diseases. The goal of BMT is to transfuse healthy bone marrow cells when unhealthy bone marrow has been eliminated.

Sickle Cell Bone Marrow Transplant

Bone marrow transplant is the only treatment that can cure sickle cell disease, but only 20-30 percent of patients who need one have a matching sibling to donate bone marrow for them.

Magnetically Controlled Growth Rod

Children’s National Health System is an early adopter of a magnet-based spinal growing rod technology that could become the gold standard for treating severe early onset scoliosis.

Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery

Our orthopaedic experts provide minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery that protects children's growth and development.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Children's National Health System orthopaedic experts provide advanced care for children and teens with orthopaedic conditions and sports injuries.

Pain Management

Pain management is an important concern for a child with cancer or other pain-causing diseases.

Epilepsy Surgery

Surgical treatment of epilepsy is usually sought when a child has seizures that cannot be controlled by standard therapy with medications (and sometimes special diets such as the ketogenic diet).

Ketogenic Diet

A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, and very-low-carbohydrate diet which has been found to help many children whose seizures are not well-controlled by anti-seizure medications.

Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is an alternative for children whose seizures are not well-controlled with medications and who are not candidates for a brain operation to eliminate seizures.

Cancer Surgery

Our expert surgical oncology team provides the full spectrum of surgical treatment for children with cancer.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs to treat cancer cells.

Clinical Trials

Our oncology (cancer) team provides expert care for children with cancer, including access to clinical trials.

Experimental Therapeutics

Our oncology (cancer) team offers access to experimental therapeutics, including the newest anticancer drugs.

Radiation

Radiation therapy (also called radiation oncology) uses special kinds of energy waves or particles to fight cancer.

ECMO

ECMO is a modified form of heart and lung bypass used on a temporary basis, and an alternative to conventional methods of life support. 

Hypothermia Whole Body Cooling

Children’s National Health System is the regional referral center for whole-body cooling (hypothermia) after newborns experience a hypoxic-ischemic injury.

Aerodigestive Clinic

Our Aerodigestive Clinic provide specialized care for children with airway problems and feeding disorders.

Cochlear Implants

Our Otolaryngology team performs 50 pediatric implantations each year.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

The purpose of endoscopic sinus surgery is to open the passages of the sinuses allowing for proper drainage to the nose. It is called an endoscopic procedure because the doctor uses an endoscope (a small, flexible tube with a light and a camera lens at the end) to view the inside of the nose.

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are electronic or battery-operated devices that can amplify and change sound. A microphone receives the sound and converts it into sound waves. The sound waves are then converted into electrical signals. 

Management of Hearing Loss

Early intervention and detection of hearing loss is necessary to prevent additional problems with speech and language development. A health care team approach is normally used when a child is diagnosed with some degree of hearing loss.

Myringotomy Tubes

Myringotomy tubes are small tubes that are surgically placed into your child's eardrum by an ear, nose, and throat surgeon. The tubes are placed to help drain the fluid out of the middle ear in order to reduce the risk of ear infections.

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

The need for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) surgery will be determined by your child's ear, nose, and throat surgeon and discussed with you. Most T&A surgeries are done on an outpatient basis. 

Fetal Echocardiogram

Fetal echocardiography is an ultrasound test performed during pregnancy to evaluate the heart of the unborn baby.

Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

The Fetal Heart Program utilizes fetal echocardiography for the diagnoses and specialized management of fetuses with congenital heart disease and/or congestive heart failure in utero.

Fetal Ultrasound

Using fetal ultrasound of the heart, defects can be detected as early as 16 to 18 weeks gestation, and in some cases, as early as 11-12 weeks gestation.

High Risk Delivery

Our fetal medicine team creates personalized delivery plans for women with high-risk pregnancies.

High Risk Postnatal Care

Our fetal and transitional medicine team provides personalized expert postnatal care for babies born with a medical condition.

High Risk Prenatal Care

Our fetal medicine team provides expert care for unborn babies diagnosed with a medical condition.

Medical In Utero Interventions

Medical in utero intervention includes drug management of life-threatening fetal arrhythmias and treatment of heart failure.

Prenatal Support Services

The Center for Prenatal Evaluation and Fetal Heart Program team members have strong ties in the community, allowing good communication among local obstetricians, neonatologists and pediatricians.

ASD Closure Devices

Our heart specialists offer expert treatment for ASD closure, including Amplatzer® and Gore® Helex® Septal Occluders.

Cardiac Ablation

Our expert pediatric electrophysiology specialists have years of experience performing cardiac ablation procedures for children.

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is a specialized procedure in which a long, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into a blood vessel (usually in the leg) and guided into the heart, allowing a close look at the structures inside.

Cardiac First Trimester Imaging

With new ultrasound equipment that has very high resolution and techniques such as transvaginal ultrasound, the heart may be imaged as early as 11-12 weeks gestation.

Cardiology Post-Natal Follow-Up

Children’s Fetal and Translational team and Children’s National Heart Institute collaborate to provide ongoing management for babies at the time of delivery and after they are born.

Defibrillator and Pacemaker Implantation

Our pediatric electrophysiologists use specialized devices and procedures for treating arrhythmias in children.

Echocardiography

Routine transthoracic echocardiography is the most common test used in children, fetuses, and newborns to diagnose or rule out heart disease or to follow children already diagnosed with a heart problem. 

Heart Surgery

Our pediatric heart surgeons provide the full spectrum of heart surgery services, caring for children with even the most complex heart conditions.

Pacing and ICD Lead Extraction

A lead must be removed when it becomes infected or causes a mechanical problem in the heart.

PDA Closure Devices

Learn about our expert cardiac catheterization procedures to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), helping children avoid surgery.

Pulmonary Valve Treatment

Learn about the Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Therapy, an advanced treatment for pulmonary valve disease.

Resynchronization Therapy for Cardiomyopathy

The medical team at Children's National is at the forefront of implanting biventricular pacemakers for improving cardiac function in children with cardiomyopathy.

Transesophogeal Echocardiogram

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), or heart scan with endoscopy, uses a small probe guided into the esophagus while a child is sedated to closely evaluate the heart and blood vessels within the chest.

VSD Closure Devices

Learn about our expert cardiac catheterization procedures to treat ventricular septal defect (VSD), helping children avoid surgery.

Pacemaker Implantation (Treatment)

Children's National's interventional electrophysiology team developed and perfected techniques for transvenous pacemaker and defibrillator implantation in children.

Cardiac Imaging

Children's is a national leader in congenital heart disease imaging. The pediatric echocardiography laboratory performs approximately 14,000 studies annually.

Cardiac MRI

Learn more about how we’re reducing or eliminating radiation exposure using advanced cardiac MRI technology.

Functional Imaging

Exercise testing is useful diagnostic and treatment tool for the assessment of the heart function in children.

Intraoperative CT imaging

Our orthopaedic experts use intraoperative CT imaging to provide a safe, effective orthopaedic surgery.

MRI

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body.

Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis is performed in a dialysis center or hospital by trained health care professionals.

Kidney Transplantation

Kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from another person.

LAP BAND

Children's National Health System's expert bariatric surgery team uses LAP-BAND®, a weight-loss procedure for those who are at least 18 years old.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Children's National Health System expert pediatric surgery team performs sleeve gastrectomy, a weight-loss procedure for adolescents.

Intestinal Rehabilitation

The multidisciplinary Intestinal Rehabilitation program is one of the few programs in the country for infants, children, and teens with short bowel syndrome and complex gastrointestinal disorders.

Magnetic Resonance (MR) Enterography

Children's uses magnetic resonance enterography, a radiation-free imaging scan, to provide more information about Crohn disease and irritable bowel disease.

Nutrition

Nutrition services within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, focuses on children with special dietary needs. 

Bowel Lengthening Surgery: Bianchi and STEP

Our intestinal rehabilitation experts perform bowel lengthening procedures to treat children with intestinal failure.

Chest Wall Defects: Nuss and Ravitch Technique

Our general and thoracic surgery experts perform the Nuss and Ravitch procedures for children with chest wall defects.

Esophageal Surgery

Our pediatric surgical experts perform advanced esophageal procedures, including anti-reflux surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our pediatric surgical experts perform minimally invasive procedures for infants, children, and teenagers.

Neonatal Laparoscopic Surgery

Our neonatal surgical experts perform minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery on newborns and infants.

Robotic Surgery

Children’s National Health System offers robotic surgery as a minimally invasive option for some pediatric urologic procedures, including pyeloplasty for obstruction and ureteral reimplantation for vesicoureteral reflux.

Surgical Endoscopy

Our pediatric surgery experts perform advanced, minimally invasive endoscopy procedures.

Circumcision

Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the skin covering the end of the penis, called the foreskin. In many cultures, circumcision is a religious rite or a ceremonial tradition.

Urinary Stone Program

Our Urinary Stone Program is one of the few clinics in the country dedicated to the care of children with urinary tract stone diseases.

VEPTR

Children's National Health System's orthopaedic experts use the VEPTR device to provide specialized care for children with severe chest and spine deformities.

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Amenities

Amenities

  • Access to public transportation
  • ATM
  • Cafeteria
  • Lactation Room
  • Coffee bar
  • Library
  • Playroom
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi
Amenities

Services

  • Child Life
  • Emergency or Urgent Care
  • Health Educators
  • Mental Health Services
  • Outpatient Chemotherapy
  • Physical or Occupational Therapy
  • Primary Care
  • Radiology Imaging X Rays
  • Social Work
  • Surgery
  • Therapy dogs
  • WIC
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  • AmeriHealth DC
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  • GMC Healthcare
  • Health Services for Children with Special Needs
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  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Maryland