More Than a Hospital
Children’s National Health System’s specialists are experts in caring for kids, and it’s all we do.
With locations in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, we take a team approach to caring for children in their communities.
The team includes our leadership and a wide range of facilities and specialists, from pediatricians to pediatric subspecialists, ensuring that our patients’ care is integrated among all team members.
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Five years after her surgery, Maria has made tremendous strides to reduce her weight
Five years after her surgery, Maria has made tremendous strides to reduce her weight. She’s lost about 140 pounds and she’s attending college. Maria was the first patient to have weight-loss surgery at Children's National. With its multidisciplinary approach, the team developed a personalized plan for the teenager. “I feel better physically, emotionally, mentally – everything. I feel like a new person and it feels incredible.”
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“We were told the majority of conjoined twins don’t survive gestation, and terminating the pregnancy was an option,” Tokoya says. “Raymond and I were devastated. We weren’t experts on conjoined twins, but the babies seemed to have the necessary anatomy to make it through pregnancy, so we chose to keep going.”
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