February 21st 2019
Pediatric Surgery in Northern Virginia
Appointments: (703) 560-2236
The Pediatric Surgical Group has practiced in Northern Virginia for over twenty years, and joined Fairfax Neonatal Associates, P.C. in 2007. Our pediatric surgical practice is devoted exclusively to pediatric patients up to the age of 18 years. Doctors Stephen Kim, Joseph Hartwich, Iljana Gaffar, and Bharath Nath have completed advanced pediatric surgery fellowships which concentrate on the care of newborns, babies, children and teens. All of our pediatric surgeons have advanced training and certifications in general surgery and are board certified or eligible in pediatric surgery.
Our office for outpatient consultations and follow-up visits is located in Fairfax.
Our pediatric surgeons also perform surgical procedures at Inova Children’s Hospital/Inova Fairfax Hospital as well as other outstanding facilities such as Inova McLean Surgery Center, Inova Loudoun Hospital and Inova Loudoun Surgery Center (Lansdowne). All locations feature facilities and staff specifically focused on caring for children and their families.
The Pediatric Surgical Group provides patient consultations, evaluations and surgical treatment of both common and complex conditions affecting unborn infants as well as newborns through young adults.
Our pediatric general surgeons have advanced expertise in minimally-invasive procedures, intended to reduce pain and speed recovery for children who require surgery. They employ the latest surgical techniques and technologies, including thoracoscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic procedures.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends referrals to pediatric surgeons for many reasons, especially when expertise is needed for congenital conditions or for treatment of diseases specific to children. These include such conditions as congenital malformations, tumors, and conditions of the chest, digestive system and pelvis.
Drs. Stephen Kim, Joseph Hartwich, Iljana Gaffar and Bharath Nath are actively involved in caring for newborns with increased operative risk related to pre-term birth or congenital conditions. Caring for the patient may also mean consulting with an expectant mother whose unborn child has a condition that may require surgery in conjunction with the Inova Women’s Hospital Fetal Care Program.
Caring About Kids
Despite their little size, the needs of pediatric patients aren’t small, no matter what their age. Comprehensive surgical treatments need to be precise, personalized, and the right-size for a growing young person.
Choosing a pediatric surgeon and environment exclusively dedicated to children provides an exceptional opportunity to focus on meeting your child’s needs.
“At PSG, our doctor was extremely professional and down-to-earth at the same time. He ensured my wife and I understood our child’s medical situation as well as what he could do about it. He also did his best to put our child at ease with the upcoming surgery.” – parent of PSG patient, 2015
Some Conditions We Treat
- Annular Pancreas
- Anorectal malformation/imperforate anus
- Biliary Atresia
- Biliary colic
- Biliary dyskinesia
- Breast mass
- Enteric duplication cyst
- Feeding difficulty
- Feeding tube (gastrostomy tube)
- Hirschsprung disease
- Inguinal hernia
- Liver tumor
- Meckel diverticulum
- Meconium ileus
- Necrotizing enterocolitis
- Omphalitis (umbilical infection)
- Omphalomesenteric duct remnant
- Perianal abscess/fistula
- Pyloric stenosis
- Spleen problems
- Umbilical hernia
- Umbilical granuloma
- Wilm tumor
Head and Neck Surgery
- Branchial cyst, remnants
- Cystic hygroma
- Foreign body in airway, GI tract
- Neck abnormalities: cyst, mass, sinuses
- Thyroglossal duct cyst
- Inguinal hernia
- Undescended testis
- Chest/mediastinal cyst
- Chest/mediastinal mass
- Chest wall deformities
- Congenital Diaphragmatic hernia
- Hiatial hernia
- Pectus carinatum
- Pectus excavatum