Pediatric Urology

As the first in the Upper Midwest to perform robot-assisted laparoscopic urologic surgery on a child, this team has the most experience in using these techniques.

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Children and teens are especially sensitive to problems that could include an overactive bladder, bed-wetting, pain while urinating, or incontinence (leaking urine). These are not issues to take lightly, and your child should not be shamed or teased about it. We are here to help.

Our Approach

Physicians and nurse practitioners in pediatric urology offer expertise in a broad range of health concerns, from the most common conditions like bed-wetting and urinary tract infections, to more serious and complex issues including congenital malformations. The conditions can arise in infants as well as older children, and our physicians even provide in-utero treatment for babies before they are born. Our urology team has special expertise in hypospadias, urinary obstruction, urine reflux, renal stone, and voiding dysfunction. The team also partners with the only multidisciplinary center in the region that provides comprehensive care for children with disorders of sexual differentiation.

For those conditions that require surgical intervention, our pediatric urology physicians at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital are leaders in minimally invasive (laparoscopic and endoscopic) surgery. As the first in the Upper Midwest to perform robot-assisted laparoscopic urologic surgery on a child, this team has the most experience in using these techniques. This technology means your child can have major renal (kidney) and pelvic reconstructive surgery through tiny incisions, which can result in faster recovery with less scarring.

Conditions We Treat

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Prenatal Consultations
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