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FAQs

Below, you will find the answers to common questions that we receive from patients and their families. 

What is a pediatric urologist?


Pediatric urologists are surgeons who can diagnose, treat and manage children's urinary and genital problems. Pediatric urologists have:

  • At least four years of medical school
  • One year of surgical internship
  • At least three additional years of residency training in general urology
  • At least one additional year of fellowship training in pediatric urology
  • Devoted a minimum of 50% of his or her practice to the urologic problems of infants, children and adolescents.
If your child has an illness or disease of the genitals or urinary tract (kidney, ureters, bladder), a pediatric urologist has the experience and qualification to treat your child.




What age ranges do pediatric urologists treat?


Pediatric urologists treat children from birth through age 18.




What conditions does a pediatric urologist treat?


Pediatric urologists generally provide the following services. Diagnosis and management (medical and surgical) of:

  • Voiding disorders or lack of urinary control
  • Urinary tract infections and vesicoureteral reflux
  • Prenatally discovered dilation of the urinary tract
  • Stones in the urinary tract
  • Bleeding (hematuria)
  • Testicular pain
  • Injuries to the urinary tract
  • Tumors
Surgical reconstruction of the entire urinary tract (kidneys, ureters and bladder), urinary tract obstructions, genital abnormalities, hypospadias and intersex conditions. Surgery for groin and testis conditions in childhood and adolescence (undescended testes, hydrocele/hernia, varicocele, testis torsion).




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How do I make an appointment?


To schedule an appointment with Pediatric Urology Associates, please call us at 1-866-PEDSURO or schedule online. Some insurance companies require a referral to a specialist from your primary care physician. It is your responsibility to arrange the referral before your child’s appointment.