• A One-Stop Shop for Pediatric Urological Conditions

    Max Livingston and William Wolff could have died in infancy, but now they have the chance to grow up healthy thanks to fetal surgery that corrected their bladder outlet obstructions.

    The boys are just two of thousands of children who come to Cincinnati Children’s every year to get help for urological problems including bedwetting, hernias, kidney stones, cancers affecting the genitourinary tract and complex congenital malformations. Our urology program is ranked No. 4 in the country in the 2014-15 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.

    “We provide a one-stop shop for a wide range of urological conditions,” says Pramod Reddy, MD, director of Pediatric Urology. “The teams we have developed understand what’s going on with the whole child, not just a single condition. Another strength of our program is that we educate and actively involve the family in the care of the child.”

    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 have a very active multidisciplinary team that cares for children born with bladder exstrophy, where we treat infants born with part or all of their bladders protruding from their abdominal walls. 
    • Our team works closely with children treated at the nation’s busiest kidney transplant program, to ensure that the transplanted kidney is monitored and enabled to function optimally for the longest possible duration.
    • Our surgeons not only use advanced robotic technology to provide the smallest, most precise incisions for a variety of procedures, we train other surgeons in advanced robotic surgery techniques.
    • Beyond expert care, we conduct a wide range of research to understand the causes of kidney and bladder diseases and improve treatments.

    “Our superb nursing staff also does a phenomenal job of working with children who have complex disorders and partnering with their families. They help make the entire patient and family experience a positive one,” Reddy says.

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    Our urology program is ranked fourth in the country in the 2014-15 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.
    Learn more about our urology programs.