What Is Urology?
Urology is a surgical specialty that focuses on the function and disorders of the urinary tract, including the bladder and kidneys. Urologists also provide care for male reproductive organs.
Conditions Urology Treats
Some of the conditions that most often require urological care include:
- Bowel management.
- Cerebral palsy.
- Congenital anomalies.
- Muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular conditions.
- Neurogenic bladder (bladder dysfunction).
- Spina bifida.
- Spinal cord injury and related neurotrauma.
Tests and Treatments
If your child needs urological care, tests and treatment can include:
- Cystometrogram with electromyogram.
- Cystourethrogram (voiding cystourethrogram).
- Intravenous pyelogram.
Because many of the complex conditions we treat are diagnosed before a child is born, our urologists also offer prenatal diagnosis and consultations. During a prenatal consultation, we’ll meet with you about conditions like congenital hydronephrosis and structural malformations of the urogenital tract. You’ll get information about current treatment options, counseling and help planning a course of treatment for your child.
If your child has a disability or complex condition, you can count on the Gillette urology specialists to understand their unique needs. As leaders in providing urological care for children and teens, the urology specialists at Gillette are committed to using the latest technology and techniques for diagnosis and treatment.
Our pediatric urologists collaborate with other Gillette experts to plan and provide custom treatment plans for your child.