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Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

Contact number | 202-476-2656

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 Pelvic 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).

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.

Contact Us

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.

Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Team

  • Marc Levitt, M.D.

    Marc Levitt
    Chief, Division of Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

  • Children's National Hospital

    Julie Choueiki
    Program Manager

  • Sophie Pestieau

    Sophie Pestieau
    Associate Chief, Clinical Affairs
    Medical Director, Center for Surgical Care
    Acute Pain Specialist

  • Children's National Hospital

    Giuliana Geng-Ramos
    Medical Director, Pre-Operative Care Clinic and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

  • Anil Darbari

    Anil Darbari
    Director, Motility

  • Shikib Mostamand, M.D.

    Shikib Mostamand

  • Veronica Gomez-Lobo

    Veronica Gomez-Lobo
    Director, Positive Reevaluation of Urogenital Differences (PROUD) Clinic
    Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
    Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist

  • Tara Garbarino

    Tara Garbarino
    Nurse Practitioner

  • Katherine Worst

    Katherine Worst
    Nurse Practitioner

  • Lindsay Clarke

    Lindsay Clarke
    Physician Assistant

  • Andrea Badillo

    Andrea Badillo

  • Lauren Damle

    Lauren Damle

  • Hans Pohl

    Hans Pohl
    Chief, Division of Urology

  • Children's National Hospital

    Christina Ho

  • Children's National Hospital

    Rodrigo Mon
    Surgery Fellow

  • Children's National Hospital

    Justine Garofalo

  • Children's National Hospital

    Kenia Hall
    Ambulatory Nurse Case Manager

  • Children's National Hospital

    Eliana Maldonado

  • Children's National Hospital

    Meghan Mesa
    Nurse Clinical Coordinator

  • Children's National Hospital

    Jacqueline Newton
    Director, Medical and Surgical Nursing

  • Children's National Hospital

    Ginger Winder