Pediatric Urology

Paediatric urologists treat children (and occasionally adults) with reconstructive problems related to the genitourinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, vagina, genitalia). Pediatric urology is a surgical subspecialty of medicine dealing with the disorders of children's genitourinary systems The most common problems are those involving disorders of urination, reproductive organs and testes. The common pediatric urological problems include: Bladder control problems such as bedwetting and daytime urinary incontinence, Undescended testes (cryptorchidism), Hypospadias (congenital defect of the urethra, primarily of males; Epispadias (also called bladder exstrophy) is a congenital defect of males; bladder and kidney stones, malformations of penis, urinary obstructions, neurogenic bladder, tumours and cancers of kidneys, repair of genitourinary trauma, malformations and birth defects such as ambiguous genitalia, intersex conditions etc.

Paediatric patients are likely to have one or many co-existing conditions, including congenital malformations of the genitalia or urinary tract, or new or acquired diseases of the genitourinary tract. Complications arising from circumcision are very common. Pediatric Urology is practiced by Pediatric Surgeons with a special interest/ training in pediatric urology as well as by adult urologists who get trained in Pediatric Urology.

Advantages: Pediatric urologists provide care for both boys and girls ranging from birth to early adult age.

FAQs:

My 1 year old child cries when passing urine. What should I do?

Please consult paedrician and paediatric urologist immediately.

My growing boy of 12 years has bed wetting problem. What can be done?

Consult paediatric urologist immediately.

My 3 months old baby is borne with deformities of genitourinary tract… what is the next option?

The congenital deformities can be repaired with surgery. Please see the paediatric urologist immediately.

Related Procedures
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  • Reconstructive Urology

    Reconstructive urology is a highly specialized field of urology that restores both structure and function to the genitourinary tract. Prostate procedures, trauma (auto accidents, gunshot wounds, industrial accidents, straddle injuries, etc.), disease, obstructions, blockages (e.g., urethral strictures), can require reconstructive surgery.

  • Urology Oncology

    The urinary and reproductive tracts are closely linked, and disorders of one often affect the other. Urologic oncology concerns the surgical treatment of malignant genitourinary diseases such as cancer of the prostate, adrenal glands, bladder, kidneys, ureters, testicles, and penis.

  • Endourology

    Urology also known as genitourinary surgery is the branch of medicine that focuses on the surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs. The organs under the domain of urology include the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs. 

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    Lithotripsy is a procedure that uses shock waves to break up stones in the kidney, bladder, or ureter (tube that carries urine from kidneys to the bladder.

  • PCNL Surgery

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    The kidneys are responsible for filtering waste products from the blood. Dialysis is a procedure that is a substitute for many of the normal duties of the kidneys. Dialysis can allow individuals to live productive and useful lives, even though their kidneys no longer work adequately.

  • Kidney Stone Treatment

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  • BPH Treatment

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  • Kidney Transplant

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