The pediatric urology team at Kentucky Children’s Hospital provides exceptional care and treatment for infants, children and teens. Our services are designed to detect, diagnose and treat urologic conditions in children. If your child has an illness or disease of the kidneys, ureters, bladder or genitals, our team is here to support you in getting the answers and help you need.
Our staff includes the only surgeon in Kentucky with specialized training in pediatric, adolescent and young adult urologic oncology. We are also the first in Kentucky to offer robotic surgery to children for any indication, giving us the longest experience with this technology. We routinely collaborate with other specialists across UK HealthCare, ensuring that your child receives the highest-quality multidisciplinary care.
In addition to seeing patients in Lexington, our pediatric urology team serves patients in Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky once a month at our two satellite locations – in Mount Vernon and Morehead.
Conditions We Treat
Since 2013, we've seen more than 18,000 patients and performed more than 5,000 surgeries. Our pediatric urologists have the expertise to help children and young adults who struggle with a wide range of conditions, including:
- Congenital urinary tract anomalies
- Detrusor sphincter dyssynergia
- Dysfunctional voiding and incontinence
- Differences in sexual development and ambiguous genitalia
- Hypospadias, hernias and undescended testicles
- Pediatric genitourinary oncology
- Pediatric kidney stones
- Renal and bladder anomalies
- Renal obstruction and hydronephrosis
- Spinal dysraphism and anorectal anomalies
- Vesicoureteral reflux and urinary tract infections
Our pediatric urology group also provides oncology and fertility preservation services for children and young adults with urologic cancers. Through our prenatal urology program, we also work with expecting mothers of babies with urologic issues.
Why Choose UK HealthCare for Pediatric Urology?
When it comes to your child’s health, you want to partner with a team of specialists who are knowledgeable and experienced, but who will also treat children with care and make them feel comfortable. Both children’s urologists who practice at our pediatric urology clinic have additional years of fellowship training in treating children, alongside the average 10 years of medical school and urology residency. The extensive training our urology team has completed, combined with years of experience treating young children and teens, makes us a leader in Kentucky for pediatric urology care.
In addition to offering a team of pediatric urology physicians, advanced practice providers and caring pediatric nurses and staff, we also coordinate care with other providers at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. These include gastroenterologists, oncologists, endocrinologists or physical therapists, based on your child’s needs.
If your child requires surgery, our pediatric urologists offer a wide variety of procedures for treatment. Our equipment and technology are designed for kids. We offer advanced minimally invasive surgery, including robot-assisted surgery, to perform precise surgeries on our small patients. Our surgeons are also trained in more complex inpatient procedures.
Our providers are active members of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and participate in COG trials for renal tumors, rhabdomyosarcoma, germ cell tumors, testicular tumors and ovarian tumors. We also particulate in the National Institutes of Health’s Disorders/Differences of Sex Development-Translational Research Network (DSD-TRN).
Our priority is to make your child feel at ease while discussing and treating possibly uncomfortable situations. Our goal is to make sure the families who trust us with care find compassionate healing for their children.
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The pediatric urology team has seen enormous growth across the past several years, doubling in size in an effort to bring our patients the best care possible.