Expert, Appropriate Surgical Care for Pediatric Urological Issues

At University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s, our pediatric urologists view surgery only when it is the best option for our young patients. Our multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists works with families through other treatment options first and educates them on ways to manage their condition and explains the risks and benefits of all options. For instance, bladder and kidney health can be improved in a proactive way through diet and lifestyle changes – consuming adequate amounts of water, reducing salt in consumption, avoiding caffeine and taking regular bathroom breaks to name a few.

Yet, while no family wants to face a pediatric surgery procedure, we also recognize that sometimes this option is the optimal path to health and improved quality of life.

Sophisticated, Least-Invasive Approach to Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric urology surgeons at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s provide the most advanced techniques, using the latest technology and equipment. Families can have peace of mind that our pediatric surgeons save the most sophisticated urodynamics testing equipment including sonograms, x-rays and MRI at their disposal. Our team also includes MRI specialists who have specialized training with complex kidney and pelvic organ abnormalities.

We focus on the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques including endoscopic laser treatment, laparoscopic procedures and medical options, when appropriate.

Industry trends suggest that stone disease is on the rise in child and adolescent populations. Having access to state-of-the-art endoscopic laser treatment and laparoscopic surgical treatments for kidney issues and other complex conditions means faster recovery, less time in the hospital and minimizes disruption to a child’s normal activity and development.

Comprehensive Surgical Options for a Wide Array of Urological Conditions

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s best hospitals for pediatric urology. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained urology specialists, nurses and other pediatric specialists are experienced performing a wide array of urological surgery procedures including:

  • Bladder surgery
    • Appendicovesicostomy
    • Augmentation cystoplasty
    • Bladder biopsy
    • Bladder botox injections
    • Bladder exstrophy repair
    • Cystoscopy
    • DEFLUX injection
    • Partial cystectomy
    • Urachal excision
    • Ureteral reimplantation
  • Kidney surgery
    • Laser lithotripsy
    • Nephrectomy
    • Partial nephrectomy
    • Pyeloplasty
    • Pyeloscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy
    • Shock wave lithotripsy
  • Penis surgery
    • Chordee lysis/penile straightening
    • Circumcision/circumcision revision
    • Epispadias repair
    • Hypospadias repair
    • Liberation of buried/concealed penis
    • Lysis of penile adhesions/penile skin bridges
  • Testicles surgery
    • Hernia repair/hydrocele repair
    • Orchidopexy
    • Orchiectomy
    • Placement of testicular implant or prosthesis
    • Varicocele repair
  • Ureter surgery
    • DEFLUX injection
    • Endoscopic management of stricture
    • Ureteral reimplantation
    • Ureterocele puncture, transurethral incision
    • Ureteroscopy, laser lithotripsy
  • Urethra surgery
    • Direct vision internal urethrotomy (DVIU)
    • Epispadias repair
    • Hypospadias repair
    • Meatotomy
    • Transurethral resection of posterior urethral valves
  • Vagina surgery
    • Hymenectomy
    • Lysis of labial adhesions
    • Reduction clitoroplasty
    • Vaginoscopy

Collaborative, Pediatric-Centric Focus

Our pediatric urology team works collaboratively with other pediatric specialties across our system to create personalized treatment options for each patient, since many complex urological issues overlap with other conditions, including:

  • Pediatric anesthesiology
  • Pediatric nephrology
  • Pediatric oncology
  • Pediatric radiology
  • Pediatric surgery