Inguinal Hernias & Hydroceles

The majority of inguinal hernias and hydroceles go away by themselves by the time your child is 12-18 months old. However, your pediatric urologist may recommend surgical repair of your child's inguinal hernia or hydrocele if the hydrocele is very large, changes in size, or persists, or if the hernia can be seen or felt or causes discomfort.

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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington


1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200

 
What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

Returning Patients
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
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Resources for Patients & Families

Our expertise in children's urological conditions also draws patient-families from around the country and world to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., for our pediatric urology care.

We know how difficult it can be to deal with urological conditions, especially if surgery is needed. We do our best to clearly explain treatment options, to answer your questions and address all of your concerns. Some of our pediatric urologists are fluent in other languages, including Spanish and Arabic languages.

Specialized Care for Your Child's Urological Problems

Nemours urologists are board certified and fellowship trained in pediatric urology. This means that they have the expertise to diagnose and treat genital and urinary problems in infants, children and adolescents. See what we have to offer to help care for your child’s urological condition at duPont Hospital for Children.

Help Before Your Baby is Born

Through Nemours Partners for Perinatal Management, our urologists work with expectant parents and their doctors to help evaluate congenital (present at birth) urological conditions, and develop a plan of care for before and after your baby
is born.
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Expertise in Pediatric Urologic Surgery

Nemours pediatric urologists have been selected as some of the "Best Doctors in America®." As board-certified specialists, our surgeons are able to provide the latest treatments and techniques, including laparoscopic and minimally invasive procedures that help promote faster healing and return to normal activities.

Offering the Region’s Most Advanced Robotic-Assisted Technology

As the first children’s hospital in the Philadelphia and Delaware area to offer the most advanced version of the da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgical system, our surgeons use this latest generation technology to perform very precise, less invasive surgical procedures. Our da Vinci® Si™ robotic-assisted technology provides 3-D imagery and views at 15-times magnification. This makes a number of advantages possible for our patients, include smaller incisions and scars, faster healing time, and less pain.

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Nemours Urologists in the Community

Our pediatric urologists provide consultations and treatment for newborns and children at: