Summer 2020

Kidney Stones in Children

Did you know urine contains many dissolved minerals and salts? When your child's urine has high levels of these minerals and salts, they can form kidney stones. Kidney stones can also be caused by certain medications, diabetes or problems with how the urinary tract is formed.…more

Insights: Robotic Pyeloplasty

Robotic pyeloplasty is a minimally-invasive procedure. It's done to remove a blockage where the kidney and ureter meet. This is called the ureteropelvic junction. You have two kidneys and each are about the size of your fist.…more

Did You Know? Ureteral Stents

A person with kidney stones sometimes needs a ureteral stent, which allows urine to drain easily from the kidney into the bladder. The stent is a soft, hollow, plastic tube about 8 -11 inches long. It is placed in the ureter-which is the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder.…more

Urology Mythbusters: Summer 2020

Generations of pediatricians have advised parents to avoid the use of bubble baths in order to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). But studies have found little evidence to support this. However, research has shown that bubble baths, any kind of strong soap, or even soapy water, may irritate the opening of a child’s urethra—which is the tube that carries urine out of the body from the bladder.…more

How are UTIs in Children Diagnosed and Treated?

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, don't just affect adults. As many as 8 in 100 girls and 2 in 100 boys get UTIs. Young children have a greater risk of developing kidney damage from a UTI than do older children or adults, even when treated with the right antibiotic therapy. …more

How are Robotics Used in Pediatric Surgery?

If your child or a child that you care about needs surgery, you may have concerns. How will the child recover? How much pain will they have after surgery? The good news is robotic surgery may be an option.…more