Teodoro Ernesto Figueroa, MD

Urology

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

My inspiration to become a doctor came from my dad who served as a role model for me as a urologist. My area of interest is in surgically repairing urinary tract abnormalities that some children are born with. To me, nothing is more satisfying than seeing a child recover from a difficult operation. I’m married with four children and enjoy reading, traveling, cooking, and other activities.

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Urology - Children's Hospital of Michigan, 1990

Internship

  • General Surgery - Ochsner Medical Foundation, 1984

Residency

  • Urology - Tulane University School of Medicine, 1989
  • General Surgery - Ochsner Medical Foundation, 1985

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Tulane University School of Medicine, 1983

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology/Pediatric Urology
  • American Board of Urology

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors
  • 2015 Delaware Today Magazine, Top Doctors
  • 2015 Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors
  • 2014 Best Doctors in America
  • 2014 Delaware Today magazine, Top Doctors
  • 2014 Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors
  • 2014 SJ Magazine Top Doctors
  • 2014 South Jersey Magazine's Top Children's Physicians
  • 2013 Best Doctors in America
  • 2011 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO/POS/PPO/EPO
  • Aetna PPO/EPO/POS
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas DE - PENNSYLVANIA SPECIALISTS ONLY
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware NJ
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Global Medical Mangment NJ
  • Health First Health Plans
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc Contiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc NONContiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • HUMANA HEALTHY HORIZONS (FKA HUMANA MEDICAID)
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO NJ
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC MCAID/CHIP PA DE
  • UPMC Medicaid
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

  • Congenital Hydronephrosis
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Hypospadias
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Urinary Stone Disease
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Voiding Dysfunction

Medical Interests

  • Disorders of sexual differentiation
  • Genito urinary embryology
  • Hypospadias
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Surgical services
  • Testicular torsion
  • Undescended testes
  • UPJ obstruction
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vesicoureteral reflux

  • The risk of malignant degeneration of Mullerian Derivatives in PMDS: a Review of the Literature; Journal of Clinical Medicine; (2023).

  • Circumcision and prostate cancer: a controversy revisited; Canadian Journal of Urology; (2021).

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  • Circumcision and prostate cancer: a controversy revisited; The Canadian journal of urology; (2021).

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  • Circumcision and prostate cancer: a controversy revisited.; The Canadian journal of urology; (2021).

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  • The Need for Improved Detection of Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children.; Frontiers in pediatrics; (2017).

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  • Analyte variations in consecutive 24-hour urine collections in children.; Journal of pediatric urology; (2017).

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  • Genomic copy number variation association study in Caucasian patients with nonsyndromic cryptorchidism.; BMC urology; (2016).

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  • Editorial Comment.; The Journal of urology; (2016).

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  • Risk model for renal scarring: Validation and implications still needed for primary care practice; JAMA Pediatrics; (2015).

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  • Risk model for renal scarring: validation and implications still needed for primary care practice.; JAMA pediatrics; (2015).

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  • Pathway analysis supports association of nonsyndromic cryptorchidism with genetic loci linked to cytoskeleton-dependent functions.; Human reproduction (Oxford, England); (2015).

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  • Penile swelling; Visual Diagnosis and Treatment in Pediatrics: Third Edition; (2014).

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  • Phenotype specific association of the TGFBR3 locus with nonsyndromic cryptorchidism.; The Journal of urology; (2014).

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  • Penile abnormalities; Visual Diagnosis and Treatment in Pediatrics: Third Edition; (2014).

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  • Reduced expression of androgen receptor and myosin heavy chain mRNA in cremaster muscle of boys with nonsyndromic cryptorchidism.; The Journal of urology; (2012).

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  • Altered infant feeding patterns in boys with acquired nonsyndromic cryptorchidism.; Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology; (2012).

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  • Isolated penile lymphedema in an adolescent male: A case of metastatic Crohn's disease; Journal of Pediatric Urology; (2012).

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  • Gross hematuria in a 3-year-old girl caused by a large isolated bladder hemangioma.; Urology; (2010).

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  • Analysis of five single nucleotide polymorphisms in the ESR1 gene in cryptorchidism; Birth Defects Research Part A - Clinical and Molecular Teratology; (2008).

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  • Iatrogenic ureteral injury after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a 13-year-old boy.; Journal of pediatric urology; (2008).

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  • Magnetic resonance imaging of renal abnormalities in patients with congenital osseous anomalies of the spine.; The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume; (2007).

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  • Transperitoneal laparoscopic pyeloplasty for primary repair of ureteropelvic junction obstruction in infants and children: comparison with open surgery.; The Journal of urology; (2007).

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  • Influence of type of conduit and site of implantation on the outcome of continent catheterizable channels.; Journal of pediatric urology; (2006).

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  • Comparison of laparoscopic and open partial nephrectomy for duplication anomalies in children.; The Journal of urology; (2006).

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  • Comparison of dismembered and nondismembered laparoscopic pyeloplasty in the pediatric patient.; Journal of endourology; (2004).

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  • Second case of bladder carcinoma in a patient with Costello syndrome [2]; American Journal of Medical Genetics; (2000).

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  • Transverse preputial flap for ventral penile skin coverage in hypospadias surgery; Techniques in Urology; (1998).

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  • In-vivo whole bladder response to anticholinergic and musculotropic agents in spinal cord injured rats; Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine; (1997).

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  • The Hickman peel-away sheath: Alternative for pediatric percutaneous nephrolithotomy; Journal of Endourology; (1997).

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  • Comparison of bladder rupture pressure after intestinal bladder augmentation (ileocystoplasty) and myomyotomy (autoaugmentation); Urology; (1996).

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  • Gracilis muscle dynamic urethral sphincter myoplasty: Rat model experience; Journal of Urology; (1996).

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  • Enuresis in Sickle Cell Disease; The Journal of Urology; (1995).

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  • Bladder autoaugmentation.; Techniques in urology; (1995).

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  • Retrieval of ureteral stents in children.; Techniques in urology; (1995).

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  • A Trans-Reservoir Technique for Correction of Ureterointestinal Obstruction in Continent Urinary Diversion; The Journal of Urology; (1995).

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  • The tapered and reimplanted small bowel as a variation of the mitrofanoff procedure: Preliminary results; Journal of Urology; (1994).

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  • Acid-base changes following urinary tract reconstruction for continent diversion and orthotopic bladder replacement; Journal of Urology; (1994).

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  • The gastroileoileal pouch: An alternative continent urinary reservoir for patients with short bowel, acidosis and/or extensive pelvic radiation; Journal of Urology; (1993).

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  • Ciprofloxacin versus gentamicin in prophylaxis against bacteremia in transrectal prostate needle biopsy; Urology; (1991).

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  • Anuria secondary to percutaneous needle biopsy of a transplant kidney: A case report; Journal of Urology; (1988).

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