The Pediatric Urology Program provides treatment for genital and urologic problems of infants, children and adolescents, ranging from common issues such as circumcision and undescended testicles to serious congenital and acquired genitourinary defects. The strong academic and research backgrounds of the program's medical team assures an advanced approach to treatment with a commitment to family-centered care.
- Circumcision and revision of circumcision
- Dysfunctional elimination syndrome
- Disorders of sexual differentiation
- Exstrophy of the bladder
- Neurogenic bladder and bowel
- Obstructive uropathy from ureterocele, ectopic ureter, ureteral stricture and ureterovesical junction obstruction
- Renal calculi
- Spina bifida
- Undescended testicle
- Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
- Urologic neoplasms, including testicular cancer, bladder and renal masses, including Wilm's tumor
- Vesicoureteral reflux
Team members offer the latest treatments and techniques, including minimally invasive approaches such as laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery.
Our approach to urinary and bowel incontinence for patients with spina bifida
Spina bifida presents unique urologic problems. Here at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, our team of pediatric urologists has extensive experience in treating children with bladder and bowel dysfunction. Surgical strategies include minimally invasive approaches to management of urinary and fecal incontinence, incomplete bladder emptying, hostile bladder, difficult catheterization and constipation.
Recognizing that complex urologic problems require the expertise of several specialists for both outpatient evaluation and surgery, urologists work with a multidisciplinary team of experts including fetal medicine specialists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, oncologists, radiologists, orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. Monthly seminars for parents of children with urinary incontinence, bladder infections, bed wetting, constipation and other associated issues help to educate parents, address and answer questions, as well as establish a treatment plan prior to visiting the practice.