The Pediatric Urology team sees children with a variety of congenital (inherited) or acquired (developed after birth) genitourinary conditions. This covers a broad range of both common and rare problems.
Common problems include congenital genital anomalies such as:
- undescended testicles;
- hydroceles (fluid-filled sack in the scrotum)
- as well as urinary tract problems such as urinary tract obstruction and vesicoureteral reflux (abnormal flow of urine from the bladder to the upper urinary tract).
Our team works in conjunction with the hospital’s nephrologists (kidney specialists) to evaluate and manage children who have stones in their urinary system to provide management of the immediate problem in addition to therapies directed at preventing future issues.
We deal with complex genitourinary issues such as disorders of sexual differentiation, bladder exstrophy, and genitourinary tumors. Our staff is experienced in the surgical treatment of all these conditions and provides minimally invasive surgical treatment options when appropriate.
Children with medical problems such as urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, nocturnal enuresis, and neurogenic bladder are managed in our clinics through a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach using both behavioural and medical therapies. As part of the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Group we also counsel expecting parents on problems that may be identified during prenatal ultrasound.