What patients and families need to know
Colorectal and Reconstructive Surgery
Conditions We Treat
Colorectal and Reconstructive Surgery provides leading-edge diagnosis and treatment for every type of colorectal disorder that can occur in infants, children and adolescents, from the most common to the most complex. Our program integrates all of the specialties necessary to provide complete care to children with complex conditions of the colon.
Our commitment to improving the quality of life for children with pediatric colorectal conditions is shown through a seamless and personalized continuum of care—from diagnosis to treatment, all the way through rehabilitation and aftercare.
Our Unique Approach to Pediatric Colorectal Disorders
Our program is led by world-renowned pediatric colorectal surgeon, Marc Levitt, M.D., who has expertise in treating the full spectrum of pediatric colorectal conditions and has performed over 10,000 surgeries—more than any other surgeon trained in pediatric colorectal surgery worldwide. Learn more about Dr. Levitt and our new Division of Colorectal and Reconstructive Surgery.
Our collaborative approach offers treatment from experts across multiple medical disciplines, including:
Our medical team discusses individual patient cases during weekly conferences to create a customized treatment plan that addresses each child’s unique needs. Our surgeons are accustomed to performing multiple, complex procedures at the same. Parents and families work closely with our specialists to receive education about their child’s colorectal disorder, discuss diagnostic and treatment options and engage in a shared decision-making process. Learn how you can help your child prepare for surgical procedures (PDF).
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Getting Ready for Your First Appointment?
To streamline the process, we strongly encourage that you complete our intake form. Once your child’s medical records have been received, we will review their information and contact you to schedule an appointment.
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Ask Dr. Levitt About Your Child's Diagnosis
Was your newborn child recently diagnosed with an anorectal malformation, imperforate anus, cloaca or Hirschsprung disease? If so, Marc Levitt, M.D., is here to provide answers to your questions.
Our multidisciplinary pediatric colorectal and reconstructive surgery division integrates services across all the specialties that provide care for colorectal conditions in children. Colorectal procedures are often combined with urologic and gynecologic procedures to minimize the amount of surgeries a child may require.
Why Choose Us for Pediatric Colorectal and Reconstructive Surgery?
As the only pediatric colorectal and pelvic reconstructive program in the nation with this level of expertise, there are many reasons to choose Children’s National for your child’s treatment and care. In addition to our integrated team, we offer:
- Access to the most experienced and renowned pediatric colorectal specialists in the field.
- Exceptional surgical expertise for even the most complex colorectal disorders.
- Dedicated, compassionate nurses who are specially-trained in caring for patients with complex pediatric colorectal disorders.
- The latest advanced diagnostic and surgical treatment, using minimally invasive techniques.
- A comprehensive Bowel Management Program to help achieve optimal bowel function.
For questions about Colorectal and Reconstructive Surgery or to schedule an in-person appointment or telehealth visit, please call 202-476-2656 or email us.
Bowel Management Program
We offer a comprehensive Bowel Management Program that provides customized treatment for children who experience fecal incontinence.
Caring for Your Child's Colorectal Disorder
Learn how to care for your child from diagnosis to treatment, all the way through long-term aftercare.
Colorectal and Reconstructive Surgery Team