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Urology Specialties - Pediatric Urology

About Our Program for Pediatric Urology

Children sometimes are born with or later develop problems in their urinary tract – the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra – or in their adrenal gland or genitalia. Pediatric urologists diagnose and treat these conditions, and Columbia's Pediatric Urology program is among the most active in the country. Physicians at The Columbia University Department of Urology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital practice pediatric urology through the Division of Pediatric Urology at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. Every member of our staff is a member of the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and are locally, nationally, and internationally known their wide range of expertise.

We focus on a wide range of urologic problems affecting children, including obstructions in the urinary tract, incontinence, vesicoureteral reflux, adolescent varicocele, undescended testes, genital abnormalities, and tumors of the kidney, bladder, vagina, and testes in children. We are nationally recognized for innovative programs in the reconstruction of several genito-urinary malformations and ambiguous genitalia. Columbia's pediatric urologists are also world renowned leaders in the evaluation and management of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR).

Our Facilities for Pediatric Urology

Three years ago we opened our Robotic Surgery Center, and we have been advancing the role of this minimally invasive approach for urologic surgery in children. We also offer one of the most advanced programs in urodynamic evaluation and bladder management in the country for children with incontinence or the bladder problems associated with spina bifida. Our Urodynamic Laboratory has made major contributions to our understanding of voiding function in children. We are also expert in treating stone disease and in urinary tract reconstruction.

Our Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Care

The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital has consistently been ranked one of the best pediatric hospitals in the country. Our pediatric urologists work closely with doctors at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital's Center for Prenatal Pediatrics to evaluate and coordinate the care for fetuses that may have urologic problems. Our maternal-fetal medicine team is among the largest and most experienced anywhere. Our neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) is one of the most advanced in the United States, and has been cited several times for its excellence and dedication to patient care.

Our mission is to provide each patient and family with the highest quality medical care in a supportive and caring environment. Our team of physicians, nurses, and physician assistants contribute their expertise to the common goal of helping our young patients lead a normal and healthy childhood.