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At Children’s National Hospital, we provide the highest level of surgical innovation, expertise and care to infants, children and adolescents. We rank among the top pediatric hospitals in the United States for Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports MedicineNeurosurgeryGastroenterology and Urology, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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International Leaders in Pediatric Surgery

At Children’s National, your child benefits not only from our team’s expertise and compassionate care, but also from their specialized training that focuses exclusively on children and protecting their future growth.

We offer your family:

  • Unparalleled expertise. Our Surgical Care Center is led by Anthony Sandler, M.D., who is internationally-renowned for his work on childhood solid tumors and intestinal anomalies. Dr. Sandler’s team consists of more than 90 pediatric surgery specialists, as well as fellowship-trained pediatric anesthesiologists.
  • Minimally-invasive pediatric surgery. We use the most sophisticated surgical technology in order to provide your child with a more effective, precise procedure. We use minimally-invasive approaches whenever possible to reduce pain, provide shorter hospitalizations and recovery times, and improve long-term health outcomes for children of all ages.
  • Pediatric surgical research. We are actively involved in research at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. Our team investigates the latest devices and techniques for pediatric surgery that will create a more effective, less invasive surgical experience.

World Class Pediatric Surgical Programs

Our Surgical Care Center team provides a variety of specialized surgery services, including:

Bariatric Surgery

Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Chest Wall Defects Surgery

Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Esophageal and Thoracic Surgery Program


Neurology and Neurosurgery

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Pediatric Gynecology Program

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Surgical Oncology Program

Thyroid Nodule and Thyroid Cancer Clinic