Pediatric Urology Treatment by Leading Pediatric Urologists on Long Island, NY
The pediatric urologists at Winthrop-University Hospital’s acclaimed Urology Center on Long Island, NY work at the leading edge of innovation in the specialty of urinary tract disorders in children and treat children born with complex Urologic conditions that mature into adulthood. They are highly trained and exceptionally skilled in treating the full spectrum of conditions affecting the male and female urinary tracts of children.
Advanced Pediatric Urology Care
At Winthrop-University Hospital’s Urology Center, our pediatric urologists collaborate with multidisciplinary partners to provide the region’s most advanced pediatric urology care in a compassionate family-friendly atmosphere.
Always on the leading edge of innovative treatments and progressive procedures, our Long Island-based pediatric urology specialists perform the complete range of advanced open surgeries and minimally invasive pediatric urologic procedures for the simplest and most complex urinary tract conditions.
- Bladder Control Problems – Children with bladder control problems accidentally release urine during the day and wet their bed at night. These issues are common for very young children and may not be officially diagnosed as a bladder control problem until the child reaches age 5.
- Urinary Tract Infections – The Urology Care Foundation of the American Urological Association reports that as many as 8% of girls and 2% of boys will develop a urinary tract infection (U.T.I.). Young children have a greater risk of kidney damage linked to U.T.I. than older children or adults.
- Hernias – Hernias are a surprisingly common pediatric urology diagnosis and one of the most common reasons for a child to have surgery. A hernia occurs when part of an organ or body tissue pushes through the muscle wall.
- Testicular Lesions – This is a rare condition in children and can be benign or cancerous. If the lesions are malignant, this is one of the most highly treatable forms of cancer for children and adults.
- Undescended Testes – The testes are formed in the abdomen and descend shortly before birth. Undescended testes occur in about 3 in 10 male babies who are born prematurely. It is a much less common condition for full-term babies.
- Uteropelvic Obstructions – Due to a blockage in the area that connects the renal pelvis (part of the kidney) to one of the tubes (ureters) that moves urine to the bladder, urine forms in the kidneys faster than the ureters can remove it to the bladder, causing the urine to back up into the kidney and accumulate.