Pediatric Urology is a surgical subspecialty focused on the evaluation and treatment of congenital and acquired disorders of the genitourinary tract in infants, children, and adolescents.
Pediatric urologists care for fetuses that have urologic abnormalities diagnosed on prenatal ultrasound and frequently care for prepubescent females with genital issues. While most pediatric urology patients are younger than 18 years of age, adults with congenital urologic abnormalities and/or reconstructive issues are also cared for by pediatric urologists.
The division of pediatric urology at the University of Florida is committed to providing northern Florida with comprehensive pediatric urological care, and the highest quality surgical services for all genitourinary conditions in children, including penile abnormalities, hypospadias, hydroceles, hernias, undescended testicles, vesicoureteral reflux, pediatric stone disease, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, and all causes of hydronephrosis. In addition, we provide experienced care for the more complex genitourinary conditions that require surgical reconstruction, including disorders of sexual differentiation, bladder exstrophy and epispadias, cloacal anomalies, and the surgical management of neuropathic bladder. We also offer minimally invasive, state of the art treatment modalities for children with urological abnormalities, including endoscopy, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery.
Our division maintains an NIH funded, basic science research program that is focused on determining the mechanisms of irreversible kidney injury that occur as a consequence of urinary tract obstruction, and discovering new therapeutic strategies to potentially reverse or ameliorate this process.
Our main office is located at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville, but we are in the process of developing satellite locations throughout northern Florida.