Part of the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, the Center for Pediatric Urology provides comprehensive care for routine and complex kidney, bladder and genitourinary issues in neonates, children, adolescents and into adulthood.
Our specialists are familiar with advanced treatments for pediatric urological conditions and have assisted in the development of many of them. Today’s advanced imaging technologies allow many urologic conditions to be detected before a child is born. When genitourinary issues are diagnosed prenatally, our multidisciplinary team works together to provide parents with a detailed therapeutic plan. When appropriate, they will recommend medical or surgical intervention for acquired and congenital problems. To minimize trauma and recovery time, the surgeons use minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic or robotic surgery, whenever possible. Our program also provides transitional care from pediatric to adulthood for patients with congenital anomalies in the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute’s Department of Genitourinary Reconstruction.
In our state of the art urodynamics laboratory, we provide for the complete evaluation and analysis of urological conditions. Our specialists continue to refine modern technologies and techniques while at the same time conducting research to create even more effective therapies.
What We Treat
- Adrenal and kidney diseases.
- Benign and malignant tumors.
- Bladder control.
- Bladder exstrophy.
- Buried penis.
- Cloacal exstrophy.
- Cloacal malformations.
- Daytime wetting.
- Disorders of sexual differentiation.
- Duplicated collecting system.
- Ectopic ureter.
- Enuresis (bed wetting).
- Frequent urination.
- Genitourinary tract reconstruction for congenital anomalies, disease or trauma.
- Genitourinary tract tumors.
- Inguinal hernias and communicating hydroceles.
- Kidney cancer.
- Kidney cysts.
- Kidney failure.
- Kidney infections.
- Kidney stones..
- Labial adhesions.
- Meatal stenosis.
- Neurogenic bladder.
- Nocturia polyuria.
- Nocturnal enuresis.
- Non-neurogenic voiding dysfunction.
- Overactive bladder.
- Penile adhesions and skin bridges.
- Penile curvature.
- Penile disorders.
- Penile, urethral, testes and scrotum infections.
- Polycystic kidney disease.
- Posterior urethral stenosis.
- Posterior urethral valves.
- Prune belly syndrome.
- Rectourethral/rectovesical fistula.
- Redundant prepuce.
- Retractile testicles.
- Spina bifida.
- Testicular cancer.
- Testicular pain.
- Testicular torsion.
- Undescended testicles.
- Urachal anomalies.
- Ureteropelvic junction obstruction.
- Urethral strictures.
- Urinary incontinence.
- Urinary retention.
- Urinary tract infections.
- Urogenital sinus.
- Urologic cancers.
- Vesicoureteral reflux.
- Voiding dysfunction.
- Wilms tumor.
Treatments & Procedures
- Augmentation cystoplasty.
- Bladder neck reconstruction.
- Bladder surgery.
- Bladder tumor biopsy and resection.
- Botox injection for neurogenic bladder.
- Chordee repair.
- Circumcision revision.
- Continent diversion.
- Continent urostomy.
- Exicision penile skin bridges/ lesions.
- Excision posterior urethral valves.
- Feminizing genitoplasty.
- Holmium laser lithotripsy.
- Hypospadias repair.
- Inguinal hernia repair.
- Inguinal lymph node dissection.
- Kidney surgery.
- Laparoscopic orchidopexy.
- Laparoscopic varicocelectomy.
- Malone antegrade continence enema (MACE) procedure.
- Microscopic testicular sperm extraction.
- Minimally invasive urological surgery.
- Mitrofanoff, creation catheterizable channels.
- Percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
- Plastic operation on the penis for chordee.
- Posterior urethral reconstruction.
- Rectourethral/rectovesical fistula repair.
- Retrograde urethrogram.
- Robotic dismembered pyeloplasty.
- Robotic partial nephrectomy.
- Shock wave lithotripsy.
- Surgery for buried penis and lymphedema.
- Transurethral incision of ureterocele.
- Transuerthral resection posterior urethral valves.
- Ureteral tailoring.
- Ureterocele excision and cystoplasty.
- Urethral and vaginal reconstruction.
- Urethrocutaneous fistula closure.
- Urinary reconstruction and diversion.
- Urodynamic testing.
- Urogenital mobilization.
Appointments & Locations
To make an appointment, please call 216.444.5600 or 800.223.2273, ext. 45600.
Select pediatric urology patients can now see our specialists online from their home by using MyClevelandClinic (TM). This service allows families a fast, secure and easy way to receive pediatric care in a live virtual visit using a smartphone (iPhone or Android), tablet or computer.
Why go virtual? It's an easy, convenient and secure way to see your provider face-to-face without having to leave home. This saves you travel time, parking fees and time spent in the waiting room — and you can also have a loved one or caregiver join you. If appropriate, you can also get a prescription sent to the pharmacy of your choice.
Many insurance companies cover the cost of virtual visits, so check with your insurance company ahead of time. Interested in getting started? Call your provider to find out what virtual visit options are available.
Established pediatric patients suffering from urinary incontinence (daytime wetting) can schedule virtual care follow-up appointments as well.
- Learn more about Cleveland Clinic Virtual Visits
Glickman Urologic Pediatric Incontinence Clinic
Urinary problems are common in children of various ages. Our Pediatric Incontinence clinic cares for children up to the age of 18 and was designed to provide resources and a personalized treatment plan for each child. Our pediatric specialists provide care for incontinence, urinary tract infections, urgency, frequency, bedwetting, biofeedback, dysuria (painful or difficult urination) and constipation.
After your initial visit and evaluation with one of our providers, schedule any follow-up visits via Express Care Online. This convenience online service can help you save valuable time by letting you visit your provider through your mobile device or computer. If you think Cleveland Clinic Express Care® Online may be right for you, ask your provider how to participate.
Pediatric Spina Bifida Clinic
At the pediatric spina bifida (also known as myelomeninocele) clinic, we work with pediatric specialists to preserve the child’s kidney and bladder function. We monitor the child’s kidneys and bladder through imaging studies including kidney ultrasounds, voiding cystourethrogram and urodynamics. Sometimes early intervention, such as catheterization, are key to maintaining kidney and bladder function.