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Dr. Faisal Qureshi

Pediatric Surgery
Washington, DC
29 years experience

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Office

Washington, DC

Address

111 Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC
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About

Bio

Boarded in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. Fellowships trained in Pediatric Surgery, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatric Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

39 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Teacheal Connection: Developmental problems of the esophagus an lead to atresia with or without abnormal connection to the trachea. The most common type is a separation o... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Until it is treated: True hirschsprung's disease can only be treated by surgery. It behaves as an obstruction of the intestine. Some newborns can be managed for a short ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Perhaps: Depending on the depth of the funnel chest upper body exercises can help mask the visibility of the defect. For example larger pectoral muscles from ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
No: Unless the child has specific symptoms it should not.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
No: The evidence supporting symptoms from pectus excavatum is not very good. Some patients have chest pain, shortness of breath, difficulty with exercise... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
No: Untreated appendicitis will worsen possibly rupture. Treatment can include antibiotics but ideally surgical removal. In the 21st century surgical ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
See a Doctor: It really depends on what the lump is. There are many things it could be based on the age of the patient, the location in the neck, the duration of t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Normal: I believe you are talking about newborns with a pectus who is on the ventilator. If this is the case, the saturation should be normal 99%, unless ther... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Depending on the biology of the tumor, that is whether it is a favorable histology or unfavorable histology, the spread of the disease and treatment, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Jaundice: Persistent jaundice in the newborn which is of the direct type or conjugated type is the early sign of biliary atresia. If it goes undetected in the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
No: Although nec is seen much more frequently in premature babies it can occur in full term newborns as well.
A member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: Abdominal distension is a very vague symptom, it could mean something as simple as gas or something more worrisome. Associated symptoms will help dete... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Excellent: Thankfully, great progress has been made for children with wilms tumor. There is almost universal survival for children with favorable histology and u... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Until it is treated: If you are talking about intussusception in young children then blood may last until it is treated. You should be seen by your healthcare provider an... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Surgical repair: Inguinal hernias in children should be repaired very soon after identification to reduce the chance of incarceration. Incarceration is the bowel getti... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Unknown: As you said there is no repair of the posterior (floor) of the inguinal canal. However they are separate entities with different causes and one shoul... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Children who are unable or who are unsafe to take feeds by mouth often undergo placement of a gastrostomy tube. This is a common procedure in such ch... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Pyloric Stenosis: A full term child who is vomiting forcefully and not able to keep feeds down should be evaluated immediately. They may have an obstruction of the sto... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Perhaps: Some investigators have described the use of suction devices. However the data is incomplete and more investigation is required.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
No defined distance: Projectile vomiting is not a particular distance. Rather it is the quality of vomiting, that is to say not dribbling or that associated with burping ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
A small operation: Under anesthesia a small incision is made over the hernia and the defect is closed. Children go home in a few hours and can return to full activity in... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
No: Quite the opposite, there are good studies to suggest that people who get adequate amounts of healthy sleep are actually more prone to less obesity.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
A pediatric Surgeon: He will need a small operation to close the defect in the muscle. It is done under anesthesia and is a same day procedure.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
BMI >40: As different people have different dimensions of weight and height, the current recommendations of bariatric or weight loss surgery are based on bmi (... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Both pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) an pectus excavatum (funnel chest) can be corrected. Historically both were corrected by surgery but recently ca... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Multidisciplinary: This diagnosis is made by a team of neonatologists, pediatric surgeons and pediatric gastroenterologists. It includes blood test, an ultrasound, a nuc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Not completely: Although scars in newborns can fade dramatically they do not completely heal.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Minimal: There are immediate operative complications such as injury to stomach, duodenum and surrounding structures. Post operatively there can be wound infec... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
You cannot: If it is true atresia, that is the esophagus is not continuous then some surgery is warranted in the first few days of life. Depending on the type of... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
No: Appendicitis occurs when something blocks the lumen of the appendix causing bacteria to over grow and lead to localized infection.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Days to weeks: After definitive surgery, that is recreating the anus, the child will stay in the hospital for about 2 days. 2-3 months later as long as the any is h... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
No: True intestinal atresia, that is bowel that is discontinuous requires urgent operation. There are some circumstances such as following gastroschisis ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
No: If it is true that there is no anus the child will need surgery. The extent of surgery and the steps involved should be reviewed with a pediatric sur... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
No: There are generally no visible signs. The patient usually has pain, sometimes, nausea, fever and as the process continues can vomit. Pain can start ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
1-4: This is a simple breakdown-- stage 1-limited to kidney stage 2- outside the kidney stage 3-residual tumor after removal of the kidney inside the abdom... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Thankfully treatment of neuroblastoma has improved dramatically over the last decade. That is not to say that all children are curable; the outcome is... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Anything: There should be no dietary restrictions on children with wilms tumor.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Multiple: Usually start with laboratory tests followed by ultrasound, scintigraphy and biopsy. The gold standard is an operative cholangiogram.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 29 years experience
Not sure : Babies with hirschsprung's disease may not be able to have a bowel movement at all. Some may just be constipated or only stool with stimulation of th... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Qureshi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Qureshi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you.I am in the process of getting approval from insurance company for gastric bypass. Surgeon said it will help w/bad acid reflux .LC
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Thank you for so carefully and patiently going through my test results
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Medical College, Pakistan
Graduated 1993MD
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