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Children's National's expert bariatric surgery team uses LAP-BAND®, a weight-loss procedure for those who are at least 18 years old.


Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of stridor, or “noisy breathing” in infants. It is caused by redundancy of the tissue above the vocal cords. Learn more about this condition.

Learning Disabilities and Neurofibromatosis

As many as 80 percent of all children with neurofibromatosis will have associated difficulties that affect learning, including attention problems, memory problems, spatial perception difficulties, and selective problems in reading or mathematics. Learn more about this condition.

Learning Disorders

A learning disorder is when a child has trouble learning in certain school subjects. Learn more about this condition.

Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a rare hip condition that affects children. Over a number of years, a child’s femoral head breaks down and re-forms. Learn more about this condition.


Leukemia is cancer of the blood. It's the most common kind of cancer in children. Learn more about this condition and the treatments we offer.

Lumbar Puncture

During a lumbar puncture, the physician will insert a needle into the lower spine to obtain cerebrospinal fluid, administer chemotherapy or to monitor and relieve cerebrospinal fluid pressure. Learn more about this procedure.


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a disease that causes your body’s immune system to attack its own cells and tissues. Learn more about this condition.