Pediatric urology at Studer Family Children’s Hospital
Pediatric urologists at Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart in Northwest Florida are experienced specialists and surgeons. We diagnose, treat and manage disorders of the urinary system and genitals. We start by listening to you and your child to better understand their health. Then, we work together to create a care plan that’s right for your child and family.
Advanced care for urologic conditions
No matter how simple or complex your child’s urologic condition is, our doctors at Studer Family Children's Hospital are ready to deliver the care your child needs. These types of conditions can be uncomfortable for children. We help make your child feel comfortable and deliver child-friendly testing to diagnose urologic conditions. We diagnose and treat all types of urinary and genital conditions, including:
- Bed-wetting (nocturnal enuresis)
- Congenital anomalies (malformations present at birth)
- Daytime wetting (urinary incontinence or diurnal enuresis)
- Hydrocele (swelling in the scrotum)
- Hydronephrosis (swelling in a kidney)
- Hypospadias (when the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis)
- Kidney infection
- Kidney stones
- Trauma to the genitals or urinary tract
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Vesicoureteral reflux (when urine flows backward from the bladder)
- Urinary tract obstructions
Surgical care for urologic conditions
For some conditions, surgery may be recommended as part of your child’s care plan. At Studer Family Children’s Hospital, our pediatric urologists specialize in surgical care and work with a team of pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric pharmacists, pediatric physical therapists and pediatric occupational therapists. Whenever possible, pediatric surgeons use minimally invasive procedures. These less invasive surgical techniques use small incisions and typically lead to a shorter recovery. Our surgeons also have expertise in delicate procedures for newborns and infants with congenital malformations and urological-related conditions.
We understand surgery can feel scary for your child and your family. Tell us your concerns and ask us your questions — big and small. Your child’s care team takes the time to explain the procedure to you and your child. We also explain what to expect before surgery and how to care for your child at home after surgery.