From the beginning of care, through treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families. Children’s National Health System provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a congenital defect in the lungs.

Pectus Carinatum

Pectus carinatum, sometimes called "pigeon breast," is caused when the breastbone is pushed outward, and occurs only about a third as often as pectus excavatum.

Wilms Tumor and Kidney Tumors

Wilms tumor, also called nephroblastoma, is a malignant (cancerous) tumor originating in the cells of the kidney. It is the most common type of renal (kidney) cancer in children and accounts for about 5 percent of all childhood cancers.


Appendicitis is a painful swelling and infection of the appendix (a narrow, finger-like pouch that branches off the large intestine).

Hirschsprung Disease

Hirschsprung disease occurs when some of the nerve cells that are normally present in the intestine do not form properly while a baby is developing during pregnancy.


An omphalocele is a birth defect, which is an abnormality that occurs before birth as a fetus is forming in its mother's uterus.

Pyloric Stenosis

Pyloric stenosis is a problem that affects babies between birth and 6 months of age and causes forceful vomiting that can lead to dehydration.