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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Contact number | 202-476-2157
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Who We Are

Meet our Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team, who work exclusively with children and teens.

Meet the team

Your child may need plastic and reconstructive surgery if he or she has a condition affecting the body’s appearance and function. We may also recommend surgery for children with congenital birth defects that affect the skull, face, hands, feet or skin. At Children’s National Health System, our expert plastic and reconstructive surgery team will help your child look and feel their best.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Children’s National: Why Choose Us

Knowing your child needs surgery may leave you feeling overwhelmed. At Children’s National, you can feel confident that your child is in excellent, compassionate hands. Our surgeons have dedicated their careers to plastic surgery procedures for babies, children and teens. We treat a high volume of children every year, translating into a superior level of experience for our team.

Features of our services include:
  • Unparalleled expertise. Our team is one of the few in the country focusing exclusively on children’s reconstructive surgery needs. Our surgeons all have fellowship training in pediatric plastic surgery. We understand the unique requirements of performing surgery for children who are still growing and developing.
  • Level 1 Surgery Verification. Children’s National is one of only twelve children’s hospitals in the country to attain Level 1 Surgery Verification from the American College of Surgeons. This distinction recognizes surgery centers who have improved surgical quality, prevented complications, reduced costs and saved lives.
  • Compassionate care. Our high volume of patients means that these procedures are routine for us. But we understand that it is not routine for you. We work closely with you to explain any procedures, discuss treatment options and answer any questions you may have. We encourage you to be an active member of your child’s medical team.
  • Personalized treatment. Plastic and reconstructive surgery is not one-size-fits-all. Each child is unique. We first obtain an accurate diagnosis and then evaluate the treatment options, creating a plan that will offer your child the best outcome.
  • Advanced facilities. We designed our operating room and equipment especially for children, including a waiting area nearby for families. We are also the only facility in the area to guarantee 24/7 access to a pediatric anesthesiologist.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Advanced Techniques and Research

We use the latest surgical technology to ensure a safe, effective procedure for your child. Our priority is to get your child back to the important work of being a child, as quickly and safely as possible. For example, we use:

  • Resorbable implants, which eliminate the need for a second surgery to remove the implant.
  • Pain distraction therapy. During the surgery, we use this therapy to help your child cope with the procedure. Our specialists first get to know your child and find out if he or she has specific anxieties and concerns. Then we tailor a personalized pain distraction therapy plan.

In addition, we are leading the way in plastic surgery research. We are actively involved in research so we can continue to refine, develop and improve our understanding of conditions requiring plastic surgery and new techniques to treat them.

Contact Us

To make an appointment with our team or to learn more about plastic and reconstructive surgery, please call 202-476-2157.

Finn's Story

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When Finn was born, his parents and doctors immediately knew something was wrong. Finn’s left leg was swollen to the size of an adult head, and it continued to swell at an alarming rate.

Finn's Story

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Team