Urology: Programs & Treatments
We understand many parents try to justify their child's urological disorder, saying he or she 'plays too hard to stop to go to the bathroom' or 'has too small of a bladder,' when in fact he or she is suffering from a medical problem that can be treated. At Children’s Medical Center, our goal is to renew your child’s confidence and independence with expert, compassionate help.
Learn more about our treatments and programs and discover how our world-renowned care has helped our North Texas patients for a generation. For more information, always feel free to call us.
Programs & Treatments
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 at Children’s Medical Center is renowned throughout the country for our 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.
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.
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.
Treatment of Kidney Stones Disease
Although kidney stones are most prevalent in adults, they are on the rise in pediatric patients. To meet the increasing need, our renowned treatment program will bring your child relief from kidney stones (also known as Nephrollithiasis), a hard, crystal-like material that forms in the kidney or along the urinary tract. Warning signs include severe pain and blood in urine. While stones will sometimes pass through the bladder with time, our treatment includes removing them with lithotripsy or surgical techniques.
Treatment of Disorders of Sex Development
At Children’s Medical Center, we help children who are born with genital disorders or ambiguous genitalia, in which you cannot tell from looking at a child’s genitals whether that child is male or female. Our team has experience in providing evaluation, treatment and care for children with this rare and sensitive condition.
Procedures Performed or Conditions Treated
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
Urethral stricture disease
Female Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery
Ambiguous genitalia (disorders of sex development)
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
Urinary tract infections
Bladder or Cloacal Exstrophy
Posterior urethral valves
Prune Belly Syndrome
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
Continent urinary diversion and ACE
Bladder neck continent surgery
Day or Nighttime Wetting
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)
(test process of elimination)
Ultrasound of bladder and kidneys (checks structure of bladder)