Pediatric urologists are surgeons who can diagnose, treat, and manage urinary and genital (genitourinary) problems in children.

If your child has a disease or condition of the genitals or urinary system (kidneys, urethra, bladder), a pediatric urologist has the experience and training to treat your child.

Conditions Treated

The Pediatric Urology Service of the Mass General for Children is capable of diagnosing and treating all diseases included in the broad clinical spectrum of Pediatric Urology and the genital tract.

  • Vesicoureteral reflux and urinary tract infection, including minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of reflux by injection of Dx/HA (Deflux)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of voiding dysfunction, enuresis, urinary incontinence
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Surgical treatment of tumors and malignant diseases of the kidney, bladder and testicles.
  • Obstructive uropathy: congenital hydronephrosis, congenital megaureter, ureteral duplication/ureterocele, posterior urethral leaflets
  • Prenatal evaluation of congenital hydronephrosis and other obstructive uropathy
  • Hypospadias
  • Sexual ambiguity (intersex).¬†Reconstruction of the genitals in both sexes
  • Bladder exstrophy, epispadias, cloacal exstrophy
  • Complex reconstructions of the urinary tract: bladder exstrophy, cloacal exstrophy, persistent cloaca, imperforate anus and associated urological anomalies, urinary diversions and reversal of urinary diversions, urinary incontinence
  • Prune Belly Syndrome
  • Renal ectopia, horseshoe kidney, crossed renal ectopia, and associated anomalies
  • Inguinoscrotal pathology: inguinal hernia, hydrocele, undescended testicle (including laparoscopy for cases of undescended and non-palpable testicles), varicocele (including minimally invasive surgery), acute scrotum (testicular torsion)
  • Tumours
  • Trauma
  • Kidney transplants including minimally invasive surgery for donor nephrectomy

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