Urology

Ranked among the "Best Children's Hospitals" in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2013-14, the Division of Pediatric Urology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is recognized for its superior clinical care and outcomes with more than 8,000 patient visits and more than 1,000 operative cases annually.

As one of Connecticut Children’s premier programs, the Division of Pediatric Urology is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for routine and complex pediatric urologic conditions. Our board certified and fellowship trained urologists evaluate, diagnose and treat infants, children, adolescents and young adults affected by a wide range of genitourinary conditions. Inside our state-of-the-art surgical center, our surgeons use open and minimally invasive surgery techniques, whenever possible, to perform complex reconstructive procedures. In 2004, Connecticut Children’s Urology Division was the first in Connecticut to perform robotic surgery on a child.

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Our physicians have recognized expertise in pediatric tumors of the kidney and bladder, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, maternal-fetal urology, reconstructive urology for disorders such as exstrophy, cloacal exstrophy and hypospadias, disorders of sexual development, urodynamic testing and the surgical management of incontinence. We also specialize in treating children who have failed treatment elsewhere and those who are affected by prior operative complications. Some of the conditions we treat include:

Bladder

  • Exstrophy of the bladder
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Tumors

Complex Conditions

  • Complex reconstructive urology
  • Exstrophy (epispadias complex, cloacal exstrophy)
  • Myelomeningocele (Spina bifida)
  • VATER and VACTERL

Continence and Infection

  • Bladder neck sling procedures
  • Incontinence
  • Malone antegrade continence enema (MACE)
  • Mitroffanof procedures
  • Urinary tract infection

Genitalia

  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Chromosome duplication abnormalities
  • Disorders of sex development / vaginoplasty
  • Epispadias
  • Hypospadias, including treatment of complications of hypospadias surgery

Hernia

  • Hernia and hydrocele
  • Surgery for recurrent hernias

Kidney

  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney stones
  • Multicystic dysplastic kidney
  • Renal transplantation
  • Tumors
  • Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) obstruction

Scrotum

  • Undescended testis
  • Varicocele

Stones

  • Urinary tract stones

Trauma

  • Hematuria

Uretha

  • Posterior urethral valves (PUV)
  • Urachal abnormalities

Ureter

  • Ureterocele
  • Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) obstruction
  • Vesicoureteral reflux

Using a multidisciplinary approach involving neonatologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, general surgeons, neurosurgeons, geneticists, and occupational health specialists, our team provides patient- and family-centered comprehensive care for the entire spectrum of urologic conditions.