What We Treat

Urology is a surgical specialty concerned with disorders or abnormalities of the urogenital or genitourinary (GU) system, which includes the urinary and genital organs.

Our urologists treats issues with the kidneys, renal pelvis, ureter, bladder and urethra in both males and females. Disorders of the penis and testicles in males and disorders of the vagina in females are also part of the spectrum of conditions treated by a urologist.

We also help patients with the surgical management of conditions including spina bifida, obstructive urinary disorders and genital malformations.

Conditions we treat:

  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Bladder exstrophy epispadias complex
  • Circumcision
  • Cloacal malformation
  • Genito-urinary tumors
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Micropenis
  • Multicystic dysplastic kidney
  • Neurogenic bladder and voiding dysfunction
  • Phimosis and paraphimosis
  • Prune belly syndrome
  • Solitary kidney
  • Testicular torsion
  • Undescended testes (cryptorchidism)
  • Ureteroceles
  • Urinary incontinence (bedwetting)
  • Urinary stones/kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infection and vesicoureteral reflux
  • Variocele

Services We Offer

Our specialists offer access to technology and programs such as:

  • Prenatal evaluation of genitourinary anomalies: Evaluation and diagnosis of conditions such as extrophy and epispadias, prune belly syndrome and multicystic dysplastic kidney
  • Reconstructive urologic procedures: Surgery to improve urinary control, protect kidney function, improve the appearance of the genitals and allow for sexual function
  • Minimally invasive surgery: Laproscopic surgery includes access to the da Vinci Surgical System, which gives a surgeon a full 3-D view of the patient. The da Vinci System allows for very small incisions which reduces postoperative pain and scarring and shortens recovery time allowing you child to return to school/play quickly.
  • Diagnostic imaging, including magnetic resonance urography: Primarily used to gather further information about kidney function and drainage
  • HAWK Center for voiding dysfunction: Focuses on the special needs of children with wetting issues and other forms of abnormal urination
  • Spina bifida clinic: Provides medical, surgical, rehabilitative, psychological and support services during each stage of a child's development
  • Pelvic and Anorectal Care Program: Provides care for children with surgical diseases resulting in constipation, diarrhea, soiling or pain as a consequence of the disease

Our Unique Approach

The Children's urology program is ranked among the top pediatric urology programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our urology program is nationally recognized because of superior scores in areas such as commitment to clinical research and quality improvement.

We perform more than 4,000 pediatric urological surgeries at Children's each year. We use minimally invasive techniques and equipment specifically designed for children and teens.

Our team of pediatric urologists and fellows is dedicated exclusively to children and actively participates and leads research studies aimed at improving the care of children with urologic diseases and disorders.

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Pediatric Urology Research 
Our team of pediatric urologists has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles in literature and book chapters. Learn more about the breadth of our knowledge and examples of our published research that changed how the following urologic conditions and procedures are managed.

Read the list of our published research