Pediatric Urology

Collaborative Care for Pediatric Urology Conditions

The pediatric urologists at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s are committed to providing children and families with the expert diagnosis, treatment, guidance and support needed to address the full range of pediatric urology issues, from common urinary disorders to complex urological conditions. We take a collaborative approach to care, partnering with families to identify and choose the best path forward to resolve urological problems. Our pediatric urologists work in close cooperation with other pediatric specialists across the UH Rainbow system of care to offer the most innovative and effective treatment options to obtain the best possible outcomes.

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We Treat a Wide Variety of Urologic Problems in Children

Our pediatric urologists are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of issues, from common genital and urinary tract conditions to more complex and rare congenital anomalies to pediatric genitourinary cancers. Our four major treatment areas are:

Congenital & Acquired Genital Abnormalities

Urinary Tract Disorders

Cancer

Kidney


Nonsurgical Pediatric Urology Treatment Options

Most children seen at or our multidisciplinary pediatric urology treatment centers do not need to undergo a surgical procedure. Many common urological problems can be managed with behavioral therapy or medication. Other pediatric urology problems that may not require any surgical intervention include:

Depending on your child's specific urological condition and overall health profile, his or her care team may discuss other nonsurgical treatment options with you, including:

  • Biofeedback therapy: a therapy that uses computer simulation to teach children with urinary tract infections and other bladder control problems how to regulate various bodily functions for ongoing condition management.
  • Botox treatments: injections made into the bladder every six to 12 months can help relax muscles and control spasms in children experiencing nerve damage or overactive bladder.
  • Neuromodulation: a therapy that uses non-harmful electric impulses to alter nerve functions in children with voiding dysfunctions.

Pediatric Surgery & Surgical Care for Urologic Conditions

Patients and parents can trust that the UH team will only choose surgery after other treatments have been considered. Our pediatric urology specialists consult closely with several pediatric specialists across the UH Rainbow system of care, including:

This collaborative approach to care ensures the right diagnosis, the right choice of treatment and optimal outcomes.

Once a family has determined to move forward with surgery, we provide caring support and education every step of the way. Our pediatric urologists and surgeons leverage the most sophisticated urodynamic testing equipment, including sonograms, X-rays and MRI. We work with MRI specialists who have specific expertise with complex kidney and pelvic organ abnormalities.

Our team utilizes the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, including endoscopic laser treatment for managing stone disease and laparoscopic procedures for complex urinary tract reconstruction. These approaches result in less pain and scarring, speed up recovery times and allow children to return home faster, thereby minimizing disruption to normal childhood activity and development.


Surgical Procedures for Urologic Problems

The pediatric urologists at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's offer evidence-based surgical treatment options for a variety of common and complex urologic conditions. Our surgeons perform an extensive range of surgical procedures across the full spectrum of urologic care. Urological surgical procedures we perform include:

Learn More About Our Pediatric Urology Program

To learn more about our pediatric urology services, please call 216-844-5437.