Abnormal conditions of the urinary tract, male reproductive system and vagina are among the most common pediatric health concerns in the United States, affecting millions of children each year.
Pediatric Urology Services at Cedars-Sinai provides diagnostic and treatment options for pediatric patients with conditions that affect the urinary tract, male reproductive system and vagina. These conditions include:
Symptoms of serious conditions of the urinary tract or kidneys vary but are commonly indicated by frequent, uncontrolled or painful urination. Pediatric Urology Services strives to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques for accurately identifying urologic diseases and disorders in infants, children and adolescents. Physicians at Cedars-Sinai are currently investigating ways to diagnose problems in the fetus so that potentially life-threatening conditions can be corrected before they fully develop. Diagnostic procedures that are available include:
- Blood tests
- Computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan
- Intravenous pyelogram
- Nuclear renal scan
- Voiding cystourethrogram
Pediatric Urology Services provides an array of noninvasive, minimally invasive and surgical procedures for correcting or minimizing urologic abnormalities. Family members are given detailed explanations of the patient's condition and viable treatment options, so that informed decisions can be made. Treatment services available include:
A Team of Specialists
At Cedars-Sinai's Pediatric Urology Services, a highly integrated team of specialists provides uninterrupted care for each patient as they progress. Team members include:
- Pediatric urologists
- Pediatric nephrologists
- Social workers
The experienced team at Cedars-Sinai's Pediatric Urology Services works with the referring doctor to set the best course of treatment for patients and keeps the referring doctor informed of the patient's condition. When the patient is referred back to the primary care doctor for continued management, Cedars-Sinai doctors remain available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide post-treatment support.