The following describes how we address pediatric urinary tract problems. For specific information regarding your child’s health and treatment options, please contact your Hurley physician or medical professional.
When your child has a urinary tract problem
At Hurley Medical Center, our urologists and urology services follow a patient- and family-centered care model, providing effective, personalized treatment plans for urinary tract and genito-urinary disorders and conditions in children. Our primary goal is to help parents identify problems in their chidlren early, get well quickly, and stay healthy over the long term.
A team approach
We work closely with pediatricians, and other medical specialists from throughout Hurley Medical Center, including nephrologists (for treatment of kidney disorders) and oncologists (for treatment of kidney, bladder, prostate and other cancerous conditions). Together, we offer a team approach to the treatment and resolution of complex health issues.
If your child needs surgery
If your child needs surgery, our physicians utilize the most sophisticated treatment and surgical options available today, including minimally invasive technologies, in order to reduce pain, shorten hospital stays and contribute to faster healing. In fact, many of our procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, often without requiring an abdominal incision.
If your child wets his or her bed, he/she is not alone. More than 5 million children in the U.S. wet the bed at night, and about 9% of boys and 6% of girls still wet the bed at age 7. Children develop control over their bladders at different ages. However, if your child is still consistently wetting the bed after age 5 or 6, you may want to talk to your pediatrician about ways to help him/her get past this stage in a healthy way.