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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. Learn more about Urology »


The Division of Nephrology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a leader in pediatric nephrology services throughout the region, caring for infants, children and adolescents with a wide range of renal disorders including congenital and acquired kidney disease. Learn more about Nephrology »

Dialysis and Kidney Transplant Program

An expert team of nephrologists, urologists, dietitians, and social workers with experience in all aspects of chronic kidney disease, including hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation provides coordinated care to children with end-stage renal disease and to those in need of a kidney transplant. Connecticut Children’s is proud to be a regional leader in pediatric kidney transplantation.

Clinic for Variations of Sexual Development

The Clinic for Variations of Sexual Development provides multidisciplinary, highly specialized care to patients with disorders of sexual development such as gender identity disorders and ambiguous genitalia in infants, children, and teens. Overseen by medical directors from urology, Connecticut Children’s program has been touted as best-in-class by patient advocacy groups.

Maternal-Fetal Medical Program

At Connecticut Children’s, our nephrology and urology team offers joint prenatal consultations for congenital abnormalities of the genitourinary system. We coordinate care with the maternal fetal medical providers at multiple locations, including The University of Connecticut, Hartford Hospital, and Danbury Hospital. Additionally, we offer consultation at any of our office locations. We participate in research through the Society for Fetal Urology. This research focuses on the management of prenatally detected hydronephrosis.

Posterior Urethral Valve Program

Connecticut Children’s Posterior Urethral Valve (PUV) program addresses the unique needs of children with PUVs and chronic kidney disease. We provide care in a multi-disciplinary clinic to address the specific needs of each patient. In the PUV clinic, patients have a coordinated visit with their urologist, nephrologist, nursing staff, dietitian, and social worker.

Robotic and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgical Program

Connecticut Children’s began its robotic program in 2005. We proudly performed the first robotic surgery on a child in the state of Connecticut. We perform a vast array of operations using minimally invasive techniques. Some operations include pyeloplasty, ureteral reimplantation, partial nephrectomies, bladder augmentation and creation of catheterizable channels. From our work, we research clinical outcomes. We have collaborated with other institutions to increase the volume of information available to families.

ROCKS Clinic

Connecticut Children’s ROCKS (Reduction of Children’s Kidney Stones) clinic provides nephrology and urology expertise with diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic innovations for children and adolescents affected by kidney stones, including those who have had them and those who are at risk for developing them.

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