A thoracentesis is a procedure to drain fluid from the pleural space, between the lung and chest wall. Learn more about this procedure.
A dedicated team of nearly 100 professionals provides respiratory care services around the clock for outpatients and inpatients at Children's National Hospital. Our therapists excel in the field for their technical knowledge as well as their expertise in working with kids.
Children’s National is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals for pulmonology and lung surgery because of our expertise in the field, and the quality of care provided to patients and their families.
With the only pediatric, cardiac and neuro-intensive care units in the immediate Washington, D.C., area, Children’s National Hospital is the region’s leading provider of critical care medicine for seriously ill and injured infants and children.