Choose a pediatric specialist in urology
Urologic care for children and teens
When your child has a bladder or kidney condition, it can be uncomfortable. At Ascension sites of care, pediatric urologists provide personalized care for children and teens with urologic problems that affect the kidneys, ureter, bladder, and genitals. Common urologic conditions we care for include urinary tract infections, groin and hernia pain, and other bladder and kidney conditions.
Not all urologic conditions require surgery. When surgery is recommended, know your child’s pediatric urologist is also their surgeon. Whenever possible, our pediatric urologists use minimally invasive procedures to treat your child’s condition.
We listen to understand your child and their health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that’s right for your child. Our care teams also provide advanced care for bladder and kidney conditions that your child may be born with. Some of these conditions resolve as your child grows. And for other kidney disorders, such as hydronephrosis (enlarged fetal kidneys), polycystic kidney disease, obstructed kidney and ureter function, and tumors, we are ready to help improve your child’s urologic health.
Preventing urinary tract infections and incontinence
We understand that your child’s health is your priority. It’s our priority too. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and incontinence are common pediatric conditions treated by primary care doctors, pediatricians and urologists. We know that bladder issues can be embarrassing. And we provide care for your child’s physical and emotional health needs.
Common UTI symptoms may include:
- Abdominal and groin tenderness
- Blood in the urine or unusual odor
- Daytime wetness and nighttime bedwetting
- Urinary pain with or without fever
Get a second opinion for your child's urologic condition
Choosing the right doctor and treatment plan for your child is important. Getting a second opinion from a pediatric urologist provides you with more information and may increase your confidence in your child’s diagnosis and care plan. Ask if a virtual visit is an option for your child’s second opinion appointment.
If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.
Ascension Facilities near Pediatric Urology
Ascension has a compassionate, personalized approach to Pediatric Urology.