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).

Bryn Mawr

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr Medical Arts Pavilion
825 Old Lancaster Road, Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200
For Information: (610) 542-3300

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Ask about our evening hours.)
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Parking: Valet parking at entrance. Garage parking with convenient skywalk.

 
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
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families
Surgical Support Services & Information

If you learn that your child needs urologic surgery (of the reproductive system or urinary tract), Nemours urologic surgery experts are available right at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr. For your convenience, they come to the Bryn Mawr office from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

Our surgical teams include highly trained pediatric surgery specialists who are sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of children. We use the latest minimally invasive treatments and techniques to help kids heal faster and get back to their lives sooner.

Urologic Surgery at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

Nemours pediatric urologists are board-certified specialists who perform a variety of state-of-the-art surgical interventions at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, including:

  • hydrocele surgery and hernia repair (fixing a buildup of fluid in the scrotum around the testis)
  • hypospadias repair (fixing the opening of the penis when the opening isn’t at the tip)
  • orchiectomy (removal of testis) and orchidopexy (fastening of an undescended testis inside the scrotum)
  • genital reconstruction (for children born with genitalia that’s not fully formed)
  • circumcision
 
About Anesthesia at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

During any urologic procedure that requires anesthesia, our board-certified Nemours pediatric anesthesiologists are right there to make decisions on the best types of medicine to keep your child comfortable.

 
What to Expect if Your Child Needs Surgery at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

The surgery center at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, offers two fully equipped operating rooms, eight private pre-op rooms (where you can stay with your child right up until the time of surgery) and a comfortable waiting area.

Our pediatric surgical specialists (surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses) understand what kids need, psychologically and physically, especially when it comes to preparing for surgery. Our guidebook provides step-by-step instructions and information about what to expect before, during and right after surgery.

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