Most pediatric urology issues, such as bladder defects or undescended testes, are present at birth. These issues are often unexpected and may require prompt treatment.
Our team provides specialized care for children with complex issues affecting the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. We care for children of all ages, including babies soon after birth (or still in the womb).
Our fellowship-trained pediatric urologist – one of only 325 in the country – leads our expert team. We offer the highest quality of surgical expertise while supporting your family throughout the care process.
Get expert pediatric urology care
When your child receives pediatric urology care at Children's Hospital, they benefit from our:
We have performed more than 25,000 pediatric surgeries over the past decade. As the region’s only institutional member of the Children’s Hospital Association, you can expect the highest quality of surgical care.
Pediatric surgery centers
All pediatric surgeries happen in Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital or our outpatient J.B. and Kathleen Reilly Children’s Surgery Center. Our pediatric care teams, including a pediatric anesthesia and sedation team, are trained in the unique needs of babies and children.
Highly trained pediatric urologist
Our pediatric urologist offers you the most effective urologic treatments available today. We take the least invasive treatment approach so children experience exceptional results with less pain after surgery.
Intensive care units
When children require extra monitoring for urologic needs, they are cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Children’s Hospital. Highly trained doctors and nurses provide specialized full-time care focused on children.
No one cares for your child like you. If your child needs surgery, we make every effort to keep families together – even new moms. We’re sensitive to families’ needs, and we’ll support you at every point during your child’s treatment and recovery.
Pediatric urology conditions we treat
Our providers specialize in treating routine and rare conditions affecting the urinary and reproductive tract, including:
- Prenatal conditions detected during development, such as kidney swelling conditions like hydronephrosis/pyelectasis
- Undescended testes
- Urinary tract infections
- Genital anomalies, such as hypospadias and chordee
- Bladder and kidney obstructions
- Kidney stones
- Meatal stenosis
- Penile anomalies (hypospadias/chordee)
- Posterior urethral valves
- UPJ obstruction
- Vesicoureteral reflux