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Among the top hospitals in the country for urology

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital is ranked among the best in the nation in eight pediatric subspecialties, including urology (#45). The results appeared in the 2017-18 edition of "Best Children's Hospitals," published online by U.S. News & World Report.

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Urology

We offer the full spectrum of pediatric urology services available through a joint program with Connecticut Children's Medical Center called Yale New Haven-Connecticut Children’s Urology Program. The program provides the treatment for genital and urologic problems of infants, children and adolescents from common issues such as circumcision and descended testicles to serious congenital and acquired genitourinary defects. The team of board-certified urologists and advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) are highly experienced in fields like bladder and bowel dysfunction, robotic surgery, minimally invasive and reconstructive surgery, disorders of sexual differentiation, kidney stones, as well as routine genital and urologic issues.

Conditions treated

  • Circumcision and revision of circumcision
  • Ectopic ureter
  • Epispadias
  • Exstrophy of the bladder
  • Hernia, hydrocele and spermatocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Megaureter
  • Neurogenic bladder and bowel
  • Posterior urethral valves
  • Prenatal consultation in utero
  • Renal stones
  • Undescended testicles
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Ureterocele
  • Urethral stricture
  • Urologic and retroperitoneal tumors, including testicular, bladder and renal masses
  • Varicocele
  • Vesicoureteral reflux

Our Programs

Disorders of Sexual Differentiation is a multidisciplinary program that includes an endocrinologist, geneticist, social worker and psychologist. They are available for consultation on patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, common urogenital sinus, cloacal anomalies, androgen insensitivity, penoscrotal hypospadias, and all other anomalies that may be associated with abnormal genital anatomy.

A Bladder and Continence Program provides state-of-the-art treatment to children with urinary incontinence and lower urinary tract symptoms. The experienced team treats children with neurogenic and functional causes of urinary incontinence. Non-invasive therapies include biofeedback, behavioral therapy and electrical stimulation.

Our Spina Bifida program involves an array of pediatric specialists. A multidisciplinary team leads the urological care of patients with spina bifida as well as other neurogenic bladder problems, coordinating care with other pediatric specialists. The team is committed to providing these patients with the latest options available in medicine, minimally invasive techniques and surgical reconstruction. Our goal is to aggressively treat patients to avoid augmentation surgery, if at all possible.

The Stone Program offers a multidisciplinary approach to care for the treatment of kidney stones in children. The team is composed of pediatric nephrologists, urologists, radiologists, nutritionists and interventional radiologists. Both surgical and non-surgical treatment options are offered based on the needs of patients. Treatment options include the use of shock waves to break up stones into smaller particles, as well as minimally invasive approaches using endoscopic or other techniques to break up and extract the stones.