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Colorectal

In the Children’s National Colorectal Program we offer integrated care and treatment for the full range of common and complex disorders of the colon and rectum. 

Anorectal Malformations

Our colorectal surgeons diagnose and treat anorectal malformations, a congenital defect that occurs when a baby's anal opening, rectum and associated nerves do not properly develop. Learn more about how our surgeons diagnose and treat anorectal malformations.

Cloacal Malformations

A cloacal malformation is a type of anorectal malformation that occurs when the rectum, vagina and urinary tract form a single channel called a cloaca, rather than three separate openings. Learn more about this condition.

graphic of  Hirschsprung disease in the large intestines of a baby

Hirschsprung Disease

Babies with Hirschsprung disease are missing nerve cells in all or part of the large intestine, resulting in difficulty in moving stool. Learn more about this condition.