Skip to main content Skip to navigation
We care about your privacy. Read about your rights and how we protect your data. Get Details

COVID-19 Update:Learn where you can get your child vaccinated, as well as other important facts about COVID-19.

General and Thoracic Surgery

Contact number | 202-476-2151
Boy smiling at the camera

Compassionate Care

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.

Meet our team

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.

Why Choose Children’s National for General and Thoracic Surgery?

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:

  • Access to some of the best board-certified pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists in general and pediatric surgery.
  • Tailored care plans in order to meet your child’s unique surgical needs.
  • Exceptional surgical expertise for even the most complex conditions. Learn more about the conditions we treat.
  • The most sophisticated surgical technology and latest advanced diagnostic and surgical treatment, using minimally invasive techniques, such as peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM).

World-Class Specialty Surgery Programs and Services

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:

Contact Information

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.

Nick's Story

Omphalocele

Baby Nick in a sled
When Nick Cornelius passed his pediatrician’s two-year-old well-child check-up with flying colors, his parents were thrilled. Probably even more thrilled than typical first-time toddler parents, because Nick’s life up to that point had been anything but typical. Nick's Story

General and Thoracic Surgery Team