Pediatric Urology

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Consistently ranked as one of the top pediatric urology programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, the Center for Pediatric Urology provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care to infants, children, and adolescents with disorders that may have developed before and after birth.   We provide a full range of services and focus exclusively on children with urologic problems. Our clinic sees more than 7,000 patients, and our surgeons perform approximately 1,200 surgeries each year.

  • Programs & Treatment


    The Center for Pediatric Urology is a comprehensive program unlike any other in the country. The team provides evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care to infants, children and adolescents within all urological specialties with a special emphasis on the following programs and treatments.

    Complex Hypospadias – Surgical Repair and Reoperation of Hypospadias

    Our urology team is renowned throughout the country for its expertise in treating minor and complex hypospadias to create a functional and normal-looking penis, in which the urinary opening is at the usual position at the tip. The team also performs reoperations to correct failed surgeries performed elsewhere. Our goal is to create a functional penis that appears normal. Thanks to the hospital’s association with UT Southwestern, our innovative research gives our physicians a unique understanding of this common condition.

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    Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

    The urology staff has expertise in pediatric laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery, which is performed using miniature telescopes and small "Band-Aid" incisions. Major advantages of this technique include reduced pain and scarring. The procedure is offered as an option for partial or total nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and orchiopexy and can also treat an ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJ).

    Voiding Dysfunction Treatment

    Our Urotherapy Center is the area’s only program that’s exclusively dedicated to helping children overcome dysfunctional voiding. With compassion and understanding, our team will help your child recover from bedwetting, urinary incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections and other troubles caused by daytime voiding dysfunction.

    Our services include in-office testing such as:

    • Urinalysis (urine testing) 

    • Uroflowmetry (test process of elimination) 

    • Bladder and kidney ultrasound (checks structure of the bladder/kidney) 

    • Urodynamic testing (checks to see if the bladder and urethra are performing their job of  storing and releasing urine) 

    • Voiding Programs 

    • Biofeedback

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  • What to Expect


    Our mission is to provide excellent, innovative care that improves the medical and quality-of-life outcomes of children and families living with complex conditions of the genitourinary systems.  Our care is centered in compassion, integrity, and regard for your child and family and is designed to meet the needs of families as partners in the care team.  We strive to provide care that is safe, effective, and family-centered with respect for the dignity and individuality of your child and family.

    Many conditions require children to see several specialists for the most appropriate care. Visits to various specialists are combined into one two-hour morning appointment, cutting down on your time away from work and your child’s time out of school or other activities.

    We believe family members are a vital component of each child's health-care team. At Children’s Medical Center, we encourage you to call us anytime at (214) 456-2444.

    Before, During and After Your Appointment

    During Your Visit

    Your child's weight, blood pressure and vital signs will be measured, and we’ll ask for a urine sample if we need one. After taking a complete medical history and examining your child, the urologist will go over results with you. You’ll also talk about any future visits and tests that need to happen from here.

    Following Up

    At the end of your visit, appointments will be made for follow-up visits within three months. If surgery is necessary, you will speak with a surgical coordinator to schedule.

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  • What We Treat


    Our pediatric urologists care for children with any problem associated with the urinary tract and/or genitalia.  The urinary tract includes kidneys, ureters, and the bladder.  We are dedicated to providing quality lifelong care to children with complex congenital disorders of the genitourinary tract, including those of the bladder, urethra, vagina, and anorectum.  Conditions and procedures we perform include:

    Male Penile Reconstructive Surgery



    Penile adhesions



    Undescended testicles

    Redundant foreskin

    Buried/Hidden penis

    Urethral stricture disease

    Meatal stenosis

    Webbed penis


    Testis/Inguinal Area




    Testis tumors 




    Undescended testis 

    Retractile testis


    Female Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery

    Ambiguous genitalia
    (disorders of sex development) 

    Cloacal anomalies 


    Labial adhesions 


    Vaginal reconstruction

    Undescended testicles 

    Kidney Stones

    Kidney stones

    Urinary incontinence (daytime wetting) 


    Ectopic ureters 


    Duplex systems



    Ureteropelvic junction obstruction

    Birth Defects


    Urinary tract infections

    Bladder or Cloacal Exstrophy 

    Spina bifida

    Posterior urethral valves 

    Prune Belly Syndrome

    Vesicoureteral reflux

    Management of the neurogenic bladder

    Minimally Invasive and Robotic-Assisted Surgery

    Ureteral reimplantation for vesicoureteral reflux

    Uretero-ureterostomy for ureteral duplications and ureteroceles

    Pyeloplasty for hydronephrosis and uretero-pelvic junction (UPJ) obstructions 

    Bladder augmentation 


    Continent urinary diversion and ACE 


    Bladder neck continent surgery 


    Voiding Dysfunction

    Day or Nighttime Wetting 

    Painful urination

    Urinary frequency and urgency

    Urinary tract infections

    In Office Procedures and Tests

    Urinalysis (urine testing) 

    Urodynamic testing (checks to see if the bladder and urethra are performing their job of storing and releasing urine)

    Uroflowmetry (test process of elimination)

    Ultrasound of bladder and kidneys
    (checks structure of bladder)

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Changing the Way We Provide Urological Care

Children’s Medical Center believes technology and research are essential to our renowned care for children. Urology trials we have underway include:

  • Scientific molecular biology, clinical long-term follow-up and technology trials
  • Long-term follow-up after tubularized incised-plte urethroplasty for proximal hypospadias 
  • Children's Medical Center DNA/Cell/Tissue Repository (CMCDR) 
  • Pediatric Urological Disorders Registry 
  • Near-infrared Spectroscopy for Pediatric Acute Scrotum and Testicular Torsion

More on Research & Professional Education

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Pediatric Urology at Children's Dallas:

Children’s at Legacy in Plano:


Southlake Specialty Care Center:
817-730-KIDS (5437)

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Meet Your Team

Our team of physicians are international experts in the field of hypospadias and provide comprehensive surgical repair of hypospadias, as well as reoperations after failed surgeries.