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Pediatric Urology

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Our pediatric urologists provide comprehensive care for urinary and genital problems in children and adolescents. Our doctors are leaders in developing new and effective treatments for urological diseases and disorders.

Our pediatric urologists provide comprehensive care for urinary and genital problems in children and adolescents. Our doctors are leaders in developing new and effective treatments for urological diseases and disorders.

We provide the most advanced surgical treatments available, including robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery, for a wide range of urological conditions, including:

  • Complete or partial kidney removal
  • Repair of kidney and ureter obstruction
  • Ureteral surgery for bladder reflux
  • Bladder and bowel repair and reconstruction
  • Kidney stones

We also offer prenatal urological evaluations, where we consult with expectant mothers whose screening tests reveal their unborn babies have kidney and bladder abnormalities.

Specialty Services

Neurogenic Clinic

Neurogenic bladder is a dysfunction of the bladder in which the nerves that are supposed to carry messages from the bladder to the brain do not work properly, causing difficulty or inability to urinate without use of a catheter or other method. This type of bladder dysfunction, which may cause urine leakage, inability to urinate and infection of the bladder or ureters, often is caused by diseases of the central nervous system, such as spina bifida, as well as spinal cord injury.

We offer comprehensive evaluation of these conditions, including, lasix renal scans and urodynamic studies to evaluate bladder function and treatments to improve bladder function and prevent urinary incontinence.

Voiding Dysfunction Clinic

Though potty training begins in the toddler years, some children continue to have problems with elimination for years. Sometimes poor elimination habits are learned during the potty training years that cause problems later on, or a medical condition could be the underlying cause. We offer a thorough evaluation that first emphasizes ruling out significant kidney or bladder problems.

We also offer services for children and adolescents who have problems with bowel and bladder function, including:

In cases where a learned behavior is causing the problem, we teach children strategies to change their elimination habits. We use fun exercises to educate children and adolescents about proper bathroom habits, such as how often to go, learning not to rush the process and drinking appropriate amounts of water each day.

 
Getting Here

Our primary location is in the Urology Department, found on the second floor of West Complex. Get maps and directions here.

We also offer a clinic at the UVA Family Medicine Office in Crozet. Get maps and directions here.

Referrals

If you are a physician wishing to refer a patient, please use our online form.