Pediatric Urology Services at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
The nationally recognized pediatric urologists at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s provide a high level of expertise with an emphasis on compassionate, family-centered care for children of all ages. Referring physicians and patients turn to our pediatric urology team for the evaluation and treatment of pediatric urologic conditions, ranging from infections of the urinary tract to bedwetting and complex birth defects involving the kidneys, bladder and reproductive organs.
Urology Treatment for Children
The knowledgeable pediatric urology team at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital understands the sensitive nature of urological conditions in children. Urinary tract disorders – including those impacting the kidneys, bladder, urethra, ureters and reproductive organs – can present both physical and emotional challenges for many children. Our team of pediatric urologists take the time to educate patients and families about all treatment options, providing an individualized care plan for each child.
Expertise in Pediatric Urology Surgery
While many children do not require pediatric urology surgery, families can be assured that our surgical team, including specialty-specific nurses and pediatric anesthesiologists, provide a safe operative experience for those that do. Our experts can help patients through the anxiety of preparing for surgery and minimize post-operative pain and discomfort. We are proud to offer pediatric urology surgery and comprehensive surgical care at a number of locations in Northeast Ohio.
Kidney and Bladder Problems in Children with Spina Bifida
Most infants with spina bifida are born with kidneys that work well, although this can change. Most children with spina bifida have what is called a neurogenic bladder. In a neurogenic bladder, the nerves going from the spinal cord to the brain do not work properly. The child may not be aware that the bladder is full and often cannot empty the bladder well. Also, the sphincter muscle may not work. It may either stay relaxed or not relax when the bladder is contracting. If the bladder doesn't empty well, it can cause damage to the kidneys and/or lead to urinary tract infections. Only about 5 percent of children with spina bifida are able to empty their bladders without help. Learn more about how we treat urological conditions in spina bifida patients through our multidisciplinary spina bifida program.
Why Choose UH Rainbow for Pediatric Urology Care?
- Nationally Recognized Pediatric Urology Program
Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Pediatric Urology, our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric urologists, pediatric nurses and other clinical specialists offer the most current techniques for the evaluation and treatment of all urologic conditions. Our team-based approach allows for the comprehensive treatment of your child, and our commitment to quality and safety ensures our patients receive the best care possible.
- Personalized Urology Treatment & Care Plans
Because every patient has unique factors to their individual urologic condition, we take the time to put personalized care plans in place. For conditions diagnosed before birth, our pediatric urologists begin working with parents before delivery, alongside the maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology teams, to develop a specific urology treatment plan immediately after birth. The best care starts with the development and implementation of a treatment plan that is customized to each child’s unique needs and capable of change as he or she progresses through treatment stages and developmental phases.
- We Understand Children
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s has a passion for taking care of children. We not only offer nationally recognized pediatric urology expertise, but we take a systemic approach to treating younger populations, drawing from the deep expertise of the full range of pediatric specialties only available at a full-service children’s hospital. Since many complex pediatric urology problems are outgrowths or inter-related to other conditions, we recognize the importance of having a diverse care team that works together to provide a highly coordinated, multidisciplinary plan at several locations across northeast Ohio.