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Conditions We Treat

Our fellowship-trained pediatric urologists specialize in diagnosing and treating a range of conditions associated with the urinary tract and/or genitalia. Here is a partial list:

Cryptorchidism (also called undescended testes) - a condition seen in newborns whereby one or both of the male testes has not passed down into the scrotal sac

Enuresis - involuntary discharge of urine usually during sleep at night; bedwetting beyond the age when bladder control should have been established

Epispadias - occurs when the urethral opening is in an abnormal location. In males, the opening is usually on the topside of the penis and not the tip

Exstrophy of the bladder - the bladder is essentially inside out and exposed on the outside of the abdomen

Hypospadias - occurs when the urethral opening is in an abnormal location. In males, the opening is usually on the underside of the penis and not the tip

Inguinal hernia - when a section of intestine protrudes through a weakness in the abdominal muscles in the groin area

Kidney stones - solid pieces of material that form from crystallization of excreted substances in the urine

Megaureter - an expanded or widened ureter that does not function normally

Neurogenic bladder (also called neuropathic bladder) - a bladder disorder that can be caused by a tumor or other condition of the nervous system

Orchiopexy - a surgical repair that involves moving an unlowered testicle into the sac that holds the testicles (scrotum)

Overflow incontinence - leakage that occurs when the quantity of urine produced exceeds the bladder's capacity to hold it

Phimosis - a constriction of the opening of the foreskin so that it cannot be drawn back over the tip of the penis

Prenatal hydronephrosis – an over-accumulation of urine inside the kidney, detected during prenatal ultrasound

Prune belly syndrome - a triad of symptoms that include multiple urinary tract abnormalities, including absence of abdominal muscles, undescended testes and abnormalities of the upper urinary tract

Testicular torsion - a twisting of the testicles and the spermatic cord (the structure extending from the groin to the testes that contains nerves, ducts and blood vessels)

Urethritis - infection limited to the urethra

Urinary incontinence - loss of bladder control

Urinary tract infection - often caused by bacteria such as Escherichia coli. A urinary tract infection can cause frequent urination, pain, burning when urinating, and blood in the urine

Vesicoureteral reflux – a backward flow of urine from the bladder to the kidneys