Children can experience a variety of urology issues, from difficulties with urination to abnormalities in the structure and function of the urinary and reproductive systems.
Wolfson Children's diagnoses and treats both congenital (from birth) and acquired pediatric urological conditions.
While conditions that impact the genitalia and reproductive system can be difficult to talk about, we're able to explain these complicated matters in ways kids understand. We diagnose, treat, and manage urological conditions in children while addressing the emotional and psychological needs of our young patients and their families.
The urology team works closely with other medical professionals, including pediatricians, radiologists, rehabilitation therapists and behavioral health specialists to provide comprehensive care for patients. Pediatric urologists and pediatric nephrologists work collaboratively to provide comprehensive care for children with urological and kidney-related conditions. They combine their expertise to develop individualized treatment plans that address the child's unique needs.
Wolfson Children's has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 best children’s hospitals in the nation and offers comprehensive care that combines expertise, state-of-the-art technology and, when needed, the most cutting-edge surgical treatments. Our nationally known surgeons use the latest technology, including robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery for smaller incisions, less pain and less risk for infection for your child.
Conditions We Treat
We treat a long list of conditions related to the urological system, genitalia and kidneys. Here are a few of the most common:
- Urinary tract infections
- Ambiguous genitalia
- Meatal stenosis
- Neurogenic bladder
- Obstructive uropathy
- Testicular torsion
- Kidney and bladder stones
- Vesicoureteral reflux
- Acute and chronic end-stage kidney disease
We offer a variety of diagnostic and treatment services for pediatric incontinence, which can impact bladder and bowel control in children from birth through puberty and young adulthood. Available services may vary depending on your child’s situation or the location you visit and may include:
- Behavioral health (for psychological impacts or lack of medical explanation)
- Biofeedback and interactive games to help your child relax and recognize their body's signals
- Gastroenterology to address correlating digestive or constipation issues
- Medical imaging
- Urodynamics studies to measure bladder strength
- Urological surgery
- Voiding cystourethrogram or VCUG to measure flow
Skilled doctors, nurses and staff members are at the core of the world-class pediatric care we provide at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Our multidisciplinary team works together to treat the specific needs of your child.
Wolfson Children’s provides urology care for families from North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. Our main campus and hospital is located on the south bank of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, with Kids Walk connecting our facilities with Nemours Children’s Health for patient and family convenience. We also have several office locations throughout the Jacksonville area, as well as Lake City.