Whether you are worried about your child’s bedwetting or a complex urologic condition, rest assured that our pediatric urologists are as caring as they are skilled. National rankings continue to underscore that point.
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. 3 in the country in the 2016-17 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report. The program improved two spots from last year’s ranking.
Our program continues to grow. In the past year, we have experienced increased volumes of overall patient numbers, as well as in unique patient visits, outpatient visits and visits to our specialty clinics. We performed more than 3,200 surgical cases in fiscal year 2015.
Our surgeons are experienced in even the most difficult cases, from complicated birth defects to cancers of the kidney, bladder and testicles. We offer the latest treatments and a child-friendly approach that will minimize stress on your family. Two years ago, we 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.
In the past year, we’ve expanded our Comprehensive Stone Center in response to significant demand, and continued to grow our Disorders of Sex Development Center, which offers holistic care for the full spectrum of conditions, including abnormalities of sex chromosomes, sex glands and hormones, and genital appearance.
“We provide a one-stop shop for a wide range of urological conditions,” says Pramod Reddy, MD, director of 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.
- 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.
- Beyond expert care, we conduct a wide range of research to understand the causes of kidney and bladder diseases and improve treatments.
Learn more about our urology programs.