Specialties & Services
Pediatric Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the surgery be performed?

All operations that require inpatient hospitalization are performed at the brand-new, state-of-the-art Pediatric Surgery Center at Inova Children’s Hospital (formerly called, the Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children.) Outpatient surgical procedures are performed at the Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital and/or the Inova Loudoun Surgery Center in Lansdowne. Additional facilities may be added in the future.

What information should be brought to the office appointment?

Before the office appointment, the referring physician must mail or fax a Consultation Request Form detailing the medical problem that needs to be addressed. You will need to bring:

  • All radiologic and imaging studies, including the CD with the actual images and the written reports,
  • Any discharge summaries provided at discharge after hospitalization,
  • A list of medications and allergies
  • A list of past medical conditions.

In addition, you will need to bring your insurance card(s), proof of identification, and copay. A parent or guardian must be present at the visit.

Are Spanish and other foreign language interpreters available?

Please request a Spanish interpreter at the time the office appointment is made. For other languages, please come with someone who can translate.

My child is scheduled for surgery but has developed a fever, cough, runny nose.

Please contact the office at (703) 560-2236.

What will the recovery after surgery be like? When can my child return to school, bathe, participate in sports? What kind of care is required for the incision?

After the surgery is completed, your surgeon will review these important issues with you. Recovery may vary for different persons. Be sure to ask the surgeon about these specific issues after the operation is completed.

Do you need to know all of the insurance policies my child will have for coverage?

Yes, in order to ensure accuracy of insurance reimbursement, any and all insurance plans in which your child is enrolled on the date of service requires notification. When you have multiple plans, there are plan benefit rules which determine primary and secondary insurance plans.

Please refer to the Billing Office for additional information about insurance and billing.

How can I send you my insurance information?

You may call our Billing Office at (703) 289-1450, or fax a copy of the front and back of your insurance card to (703) 289-1414.

You may also mail a copy of the front and back of your card to the business office at:

Fairfax Neonatal Associates, PC
dba/ Pediatric Surgical Group
2730-B Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, Virginia 22031