At Children’s National Hospital, our pediatric surgeons and nursing team deliver excellent care with a compassionate touch. In addition, we are leaders in innovative and minimally invasive techniques to minimize pain and recovery time for children.
When your child needs surgery, Children's National Hospital is dedicated to providing quality care with experienced pediatric surgeons, advanced minimally invasive techniques and a child-friendly atmosphere.
Our surgical team performs more pediatric surgeries than any other hospital in the Washington, D.C., area. This high volume translates to a superior level of expertise for our dedicated multidisciplinary team. We provide a full range of surgical procedures, from routine hernia operations to complex tumor removals. In addition to our integrated team, we offer:
Surgery follow-up visits for existing patients can be scheduled online at our patient portal.
We take a team approach to care, where all specialties and departments are integrated to offer the best care for each patient and family. Learn more about the departments that provide specialized surgery services:
For questions about General and Thoracic Surgery or to schedule an in-person appointment or telehealth visit, please call 202-476-2151.
If your child is an existing patient, you can schedule their appointments online through the MyChildrensNational patient portal. Learn more information about the patient portal and how to sign up.
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When Maisie was born, she was transported to Children’s National where experts managed her complex case of esophageal atresia, which ultimately required three surgeries and an extended stay at the hospital.
Thomas’s internal and external challenges, all considered individually very rare, added up to an extremely rare combination known as VACTERL association.
Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief Joseph E. Robert Jr., Center for Surgical Care
Division Chief, General and Thoracic Surgery
Associate Chief, General and Thoracic Surgery Director of Pediatric Surgery FellowshipSurgeon
Director, Colorectal & Pelvic ReconstructionAssociate Program Director, Pediatric Colorectal FellowshipSurgeon
Division Chief, Trauma and Burn Surgery
Chief, Division of Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction Program Director, Pediatric Colorectal Fellowship
Director, Child and Adolescent Weight-loss Surgery Program Co-Director, Obesity Program
Surgical Director, Pediatric Kidney TransplantationPrimary Surgeon
Director, Positive Reevaluation of Urogenital Differences (PROUD) Clinic Director, Pediatric and Adolescent GynecologyPediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist
Pediatric and Adolescent GynecologistSurgeon
Pediatric Surgical Fellow
Pediatric Surgical Fellow
Coordinator, Bariatric Surgery ProgramNurse Practitioner
Advance Practice Provider Team Lead