Specialty Urologic Care for Your Child
Beyond the routine pediatric urology care that your child has access to at Arnold Palmer Hospital, we also offer highly specialized urology programs. The programs you’ll find here provide support for a variety of urological conditions and related problems that your child may experience.
The Pediatric Stone Center
Kidney stones can be incredibly painful for an adult. But for a child who doesn’t understand what’s happening to their body, it’s especially trying. If your child has developed a stone in their bladder or kidney, our pediatric urology experts can help minimize pain and evaluate the cause. We use advanced noninvasive and minimally invasive techniques to help stones pass and, if necessary, can employ robotic surgical stone removal. Here you and your child will work with kidney specialists (nephrologists) to identify why stones have developed and provide your child with ongoing, family-centered care with an individualized treatment plan to prevent future stone formation.
Bladder Control Program
Bladder control issues can be embarrassing for anyone. The team of specialists in our Bladder Control Program can evaluate your child’s bladder function and help with issues such as incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine) and daytime or nighttime wetting (diurnal/ nocturnal enuresis). Our pediatric urologists help your child through video game therapy, which combines urology and medical, behavioral and biofeedback therapies to teach kids about the bladder and the muscles that control urination.
Spina Bifida Clinic
If your child has spina bifida, myelomeningocele or other spinal cord anomalies, you can find access to a team of specialists to manage all of their medical needs in one place. The team you’ll work with at the Spina Bifida Clinic includes urologists, orthopedists, nephrologists, gastroenterologists, neurosurgeons, nurse managers; and physical, occupational and rehabilitation therapists.
Treatment for Disorders of Sexual Differentiation
Sexual differentiation issues can be unknown territory for any parent. Children with hypospadias (in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis), ambiguous genitalia and other disorders of sexual differentiation can find advanced care at Arnold Palmer Hospital. Because these issues often require more than a surgical solution, your child will be treated in a team environment, coordinating with specialists in endocrinology (hormones and growth) and behavioral health when necessary.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Program
You know that the fewer cuts that need to be made during surgery, the better. Whether it’s laparoscopic, robot-assisted or single-site surgery, the minimally invasive techniques we employ use tiny incisions to minimize scarring, promote healing and speed the recovery process. These advanced techniques can be used for a variety of issues, including an undescended testicle, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux and complex kidney stone disease.