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.
Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a congenital defect in the lungs.
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, 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 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 is a problem that affects babies between birth and 6 months of age and causes forceful vomiting that can lead to dehydration.