Urology

Pediatric urologists specialize in treating children with conditions affecting the kidney, bladder, urethra, and genitalia. At UT Southwestern Medical Center, all of our pediatric urology physicians are board certified in urology, are internationally recognized as leaders in this field of medicine, and have completed additional fellowship training in the pediatric urology specialty.

Areas of special interest that our program is best known for include:

  • Bladder reconstruction in children with neurogenic bladder, usually from spina bifida
  • Buccal mucosa grafting for vaginoplasty
  • Deflux injection to stop vesicoureteral reflux
  • Hypospadias repair
  • Laparoscopic surgery to correct ureteropelvic junction obstruction, as well as for removal of all or a portion of diseased kidneys
  • Single incision surgery for undescended testicles
  • Small groin incision repair of ectopic ureters

Treatments

Our Pediatric Urology Program, through UT Southwestern's partnership with Children's Medical Center, treats children whose ages range from infancy to young adult. Our physicians provide diagnosis and treatment for both simple and complex urological conditions.

Our physicians are specialists in a variety of conditions and treatments, including hypospadias, ambiguous genitalia, urinary tract infections, urinary stones, cystic kidneys, and cancers of the kidney, adrenal glands, bladder, prostate, or testicles.

In addition to clinical services, our Pediatric Urology Program maintains two basic science laboratories for research into the causes of various congenital conditions. The research group is funded by the federal government for transitional investigations into the causes of hypospadias and undescended testicles, two of the most common congenital abnormalities that occur in boys. Other areas of investigation include bladder development and stone disease in children.