What patients and families need to know
Pediatric Colorectal Program
Conditions We Treat
Pediatric Colorectal Program
The Children’s National Pediatric Colorectal Program 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 colorectal program.
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) in the Colorectal Program.
Our multidisciplinary pediatric colorectal program 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 Our Pediatric Colorectal Program?
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 Pediatric Colorectal Program 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.
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.