Families seeking the highest quality pediatric urologic care for their child come to Shriners Children’s.
Children are not just small adults. They have special types of medical conditions that need to be treated by someone with the expertise who is specially trained to manage them. Given the unique needs of children, pediatric urologists know how to examine and treat each child in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative.
Our team of board-certified pediatric urologists diagnose and treat conditions of the bladder, urinary tract, kidney and genitalia for boys and girls from birth to early adulthood. Our specialists evaluate and manage a wide variety of conditions from simple to complex, and provide both surgical and non-surgical services to meet the needs of each individual patient.
You and your child are important members of our care team! Because we treat only children, it is important to get them engaged in their course of treatment to build a sense of trust with their provider. A pediatric urologist will first look to the child to get an understanding of what they believe their appointment is about, what is bothering them, what makes them nervous and what will put them at ease. Due to the sensitivity of your child's condition, our inpatient and outpatient services are designed for the comfort, privacy and convenience of families to make you feel right at home.
Because Shriners Children’s provides all care and services regardless of a family’s ability to pay or insurance status, physicians and families are able to consider every appropriate treatment option available. Learn more below about the pediatric urologic conditions we treat and our commitment to the overall well-being of your child.
Specific treatments and services may vary by location. Please contact a specific location for more information.
Urologic Conditions Treated at Shriners Children’s
Our board-certified pediatric urologists are among the most highly trained specialty surgeons in North America. The types of conditions we treat vary by location, and the following is not a complete list.
- Circumcision and repair of prior circumcisions
- Meatal stenosis
- Undescended testes
- Vesicoureteral reflux
- Stones / Kidney and bladder
- Urinary tract infections
- Sexual development disorders
- Urinary tract issues associated with neurologic conditions (e.g. spina bifida, cerebral palsy)
- Bladder control issues (bedwetting)
- High scrotal testes
- Inguinal testes (Intra-abdominal testes)
- Vaginal adhesions
- Penile skin bridges
Urologic Services Offered at Shriners Children’s
Some options include:
- Uroflow testing
- Video urodynamic testing
- Biofeedback for dysfunctional voiding
- Tests with sedation (when needed)
- Full array of surgical approaches including minimally invasive techniques (i.e. advanced laparoscopy)
How We Support Your Child’s Total Health and Well-Being
Families and patients say that Shriners Children’s feels like home to them, and it's no wonder to us. We know that a child's needs go beyond the physical. Our care teams support their social, emotional and developmental health with patient programs and activities.
A few examples include:
- Child life enrichment
- Creative arts
- Live entertainment
- Music therapy
- On-site public schooling
- Pet therapy
- School and community re-entry program
- Specialty camps
- Therapeutic recreation
Not all programs are available at every location. Contact your child’s care manager or any member of your child’s care team to learn more.