Division of Urology Resources
Be an Active Partner in Urology Care
We encourage children to be actively involved in their own healthcare in age-appropriate ways, adjusting care and providing transitional support as they grow.
For Parents and Caregivers
Care of the Uncircumcised Penis [PDF]
This patient-family handout provides information about the anatomy and care of a child's uncircumcised penis, and symptoms that require a call to your child's doctor.
Managing Bedwetting in Children
Find advice and resources for managing bedwetting in children from pediatric urology specialists at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
A voiding calendar can help keep track of your child’s bathroom and voiding habits. Download our calendar for kids, and one for teens to keep track of their own habits.
Kidney Stones in Children and Teens Podcast
Listen to Greg Tasian, MD, discuss the increasing incidence of kidney stones in children and teens, signs and symptoms, and a collaborative approach to care.
Urology in Primary Care Podcast
Learn about common urology topics that come up in a primary care setting, including advice for counseling families on circumcision, when retraction of foreskin is recommended, and when to refer to a pediatric urologist.
Caring for Your Child After a Meatotomy [PDF]
This resource explains what to expect after your child's urologic surgical procedure, activity restrictions, pain management and when to call the doctor.
Caring for Your Child After Circumcision [PDF]
These instructions are for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) patients who have had a circumcision.
Caring for Your Child After Cystoscopy [PDF]
This resource offers families information about what to expect after your child's cystoscopy, a procedure that allows the physician to directly examine your child's urinary tract.
Caring for Your Child After Pyeloplasty Surgery [PDF]
Find out what to expect after your child's surgical procedure to clear the blockage between the kidney and the ureter. Details include your child's appearance, drainage tubes, pain management and more.
Home Care of Urinary Drainage Tubes [PDF]
This patient-family educational tool can help you understand the types of drainage tubes your child may have, as well as the purpose and placement of each.
Hydrocele/Hernia Repair for the Urology Patient [PDF]
This patient-family educational tool helps you care for your child after a hydrocele or hernia repair operation, including wound care, diet, bathing and activity level.
Hypospadias Repair (No Tube) [PDF]
Get information about hypospadias, the repair procedure and what to expect after your child's surgery. Details include dressing changes, diet, pain control and follow-up.
Hypospadias Repair With a Drainage Tube (stent) [PDF]
Learn more about hypospadias, the repair procedure using a drainage tube (stent) and what to expect after your child's surgery.
Hypospadias Repair: Frequently Asked Questions about Hypospadias Surgery
Find answers to questions that are often asked regarding hypospadias surgery. This is general medical information and not specific medical advice for any individual patient.
Pain Management after Urology Procedures [PDF]
This patient-family handout explains the different types of medicines that your child might take after surgery to control pain, and tips for safely managing pain at home.
Undescended Testicle/Orchiopexy [PDF]
This resource can help you better understand orchiopexy, a surgical correction for your child's undescended testicle. Details include your child's appearance, changing the wound's dressing, pain management and more.
Ureteral Reimplant [PDF]
Learn about what to expect after your child's surgery to fix the ureter's position in the bladder. Details include the appearance of the surgical site, drainage tubes, pain management and more.
A Team Approach to Bladder Exstrophy Treatment
This video highlights how three institutions are uniting to improve bladder exstrophy treatment through a unique Multi-Institutional Bladder Exstrophy Consortium.
Easy Does It - Ambulatory Surgery Center Video
CHOP brings specialty and surgical services to families in our Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. The centers allow families access to the services of renowned Children's Hospital surgeons without a trip to the city.
Pathway to Hope: Lower Urinary Tract Obstructions
In this video series, CHOP experts explain lower urinary tract obstructions (LUTO), from diagnosis and possible prenatal treatment, to delivery and treatment after birth and follow-up care.
See How 3D Printed Organ Models Help Surgical Planning
Watch pediatric urologist Thomas Kolon, MD, demonstrate how 3D printed organ models can help surgeons prepare for complex procedures.
U.S.-India Bladder Exstrophy Collaborative: World-class Care for More Children
The U.S.-India Bladder Exstrophy Collaborative serves children throughout Asia and Africa suffering from bladder exstrophy.