• A One-Stop Shop for Pediatric Urological Conditions

    When your child needs surgery to correct a complex urological condition, you can count on the expert hands of the surgeons at Cincinnati Children’s – including the robotic ones.

    In August 2014, Cincinnati Children’s became the first pediatric hospital in the world to perform an operation using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, the latest advance in robot-assisted surgery. Paul Noh, MD, used the device to help a teenaged boy who had suffered a blockage in his ureter – the tube that carries urine between the kidney and the bladder. Unlike traditional forms of the procedure, the patient required no narcotics for pain and was discharged less than 24 hours after the robot-assisted, minimally invasive operation.

    Our use of new technology to reduce blood loss, limit pain and speed recovery time is just one reason why our urology program is ranked No. 5 in the country in the 2015-16 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report. More than 9,500 children visited Cincinnati Children’s in the past year to get help for bedwetting, hernias, kidney stones, cancers of the genitourinary tract and other rare conditions.

    “We provide a one-stop shop for a wide range of urological conditions,” says Pramod Reddy, MD, director of Pediatric Urology. “We focus on what’s going on with the whole child, not just a single condition. Our superb nursing staff also does a phenomenal job of helping make the entire patient and family experience a positive one.”

    Why We Stand Out  

    • We perform fetal surgery to correct lethal bladder obstructions before infants are born in partnership with the Cincinnati Fetal Center
    • Our Urogenital Center works in close collaboration with our Colorectal Center to help children with the most complex abnormalities of the bladder, urethra, vagina and anus. 
    • Our Disorders of Sex Development Center cares for children with the most complex disorders of the genital and reproductive system. We offer multidisciplinary, holistic care for the full spectrum of conditions that involve abnormalities of sex chromosomes, sex glands and hormones, and genital appearance.   
    • The Stone Center at Cincinnati Children’s does more than simply provide treatment when children develop stones in their urinary tracts. Our experts provide the education and support needed to prevent stones from recurring. 
    • Our surgeons and staff have traveled to India, Israel and Guatemala in the past year to perform complex urological procedures for children in need. In the last five years, our urogenital surgery team has treated 830 complex urogenital patients from around the world. 
    • Beyond expert care, we conduct a wide range of research to understand the causes of kidney and bladder diseases and improve treatments.
  • Urology

    Our urology program is ranked fifth in the country in the 2015-16 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.
    Learn more about our urology programs.