MedStar Health's Pediatric General Surgery is committed to providing you with the highest quality pediatric patient care available. We believe you and your child are the most important members of our healthcare team. We promise to keep you informed, safe, and comfortable during your entire stay. We have created this website to provide you with valuable information to ensure the best experience for you and your child.

Once surgery is planned for your child, you can expect a phone call from the pre-surgical testing center. A registered nurse will obtain necessary medical information about your child and determine if your child will need to come in for pre-operative testing. Most pediatric operations will be performed under general anesthesia unless otherwise indicated. Many cases do not require pre-operative testing. If, however, your child's surgeon has ordered laboratory tests, the nurse will inform you during the pre-operative telephone interview call.


Pediatric anesthesia

MedStar Health's team of expert pediatric anesthesiologists is committed to providing high-risk neonates, infants, children, and adolescents a variety of services—all within a trusting and compassionate environment.

Our providers

Pediatrics specialist examining girl child

Expert pediatric care

Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our pediatric specialists.

Additional information

Questions?
Should you have any further questions or concerns, please call the MedStar Georgetown Surgery Center at:
202-444-2746

Prepare Your Child for Hospitalization
Learn about the best ways to prepare your child (and yourself) for hospitalization at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Pediatrics department.