Urologic Surgery

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Surgery for children is different from surgery for adults, especially urologic surgery which involves a child’s reproductive system and urinary tract. That’s why our surgical teams include highly trained pediatric specialists who are sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of children. We use the latest minimally invasive treatments and techniques that help kids heal faster and get back to their lives sooner.

 
Read More About Pediatric Urologic Surgery

Nemours pediatric urologists are board-certified specialists who perform a variety of state-of-the-art surgical interventions for urologic conditions such as pyeloplasty in infants.

Our surgeons perform a wide range of procedures, including:
  • pediatric pyeloplasty (correction of kidney obstruction in children)
  • hydrocele surgery and hernia repair
  • hypospadias repair
  • varicocele correction
  • orchiectomy (removal of testis) and orchidopexy (fastening of an undescended testis inside the scrotum)
  • partial and total nephrectomy (kidney removal)
  • bladder augmentation (increasing the size of the bladder)
  • extrophy repair (closure of the bladder)
  • genital reconstructive surgery
  • circumcision
  • correction of disorders of sexual differentiation (ambiguous genitalia)
Minimally Invasive Surgical Expertise

Nemours urologic surgeons perform a number of minimally invasive procedures, which use smaller incisions or a child’s natural openings – resulting in less scarring, a faster healing time, fewer infections, and
less pain.

Depending on the specific procedure and the location where your child receives care, minimally invasive procedures available may include laparoscopic techniques (the use of a scope and sometimes other instruments to diagnose, inspect, and/or treat a problem) and robotic-
assisted laparoscopic surgery (in which surgeons use a robot to assist
in performing very precise movements through small openings or ports in
the body).

Orlando

Nemours Children's Clinic, Orlando
Nemours Children's Clinic, Orlando

1717 S. Orange Ave., Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32806
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For Appointments: (407) 650-7715

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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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
 
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The Division of Pediatric Urology at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Orlando, is the area’s first and most experienced subspecialty fellowship trained pediatric urology program.

This means our urology specialists bring extensive knowledge and expertise to the management and treatment of your child’s urological condition, from simple to complex disorders involving the urinary tract or genitalia.

In fact, our physicians are the only pediatric urologists in Central Florida who regularly perform robotic surgery and lecture throughout the country on advanced surgical techniques for urologic surgery.

Perhaps most important of all, our pediatric urology team understands the unique needs of children and the concerns of parents. We take the time to answer all your questions, and to provide sensitive, compassionate care for your child.

Expertise in Pediatric Urologic Surgery

If surgery is needed for your child, we realize that you want all the information possible in order to make the best decision, so we clearly explain each option, always looking for the least invasive method for faster healing and return to normal activities.

Our pediatric urologists perform robotic surgery using the da Vinci® robotic system at Arnold Palmer’s Children’s Hospital.

Benefits of robotic surgery include:
  • smaller incisions
  • smaller scars
  • faster healing time
  • less pain
  • shorter hospital stays

Our surgeons also do minimally invasive single port procedures, which use tiny incisions that also help reduce scarring and result in faster recovery times for kids.

Types of Procedures Performed by Our Pediatric Urologists

Nemours pediatric urologists perform a variety of state-of-the-art surgical interventions for urologic conditions, such as pyeloplasty in infants (correction of kidney obstruction in children.)

Other procedures include:
  • hydrocele surgery and hernia repair
  • hypospadias repair
  • varicocele correction
  • orchiectomy (removal of testis)
  • orchidopexy (fastening of an undescended testis inside the scrotum)
  • partial and total nephrectomy (kidney removal)
  • bladder augmentation (increasing the size of the bladder)
  • extrophy repair (closure of the bladder)
  • genitor-urinary reconstructive surgery
  • circumcision
  • correction of disorders of sexual differentiation (ambiguous genitalia)

We also offer special testing, including video fluoroscopic urodynamic testing and non-invasive uroflowmetry.

You Can Talk to Us

When your child has a medical problem, you want to be able to clearly express what is wrong and to understand any explanations about your child's condition and treatment. This communication can be challenging if English is not your first language.

That's why it's good to know that several of our urology team members and doctors are bilingual, and can speak with you in English or Spanish. Nemours Children's Clinic, Orlando, also offers translation services for other languages.