Expertise in pediatric urology
The Division of Urology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report's Best Children’s Hospitals survey for treatment of complex pediatric urologic issues. The division earned the No. 1 spot on the 2018-19 list. Our team is comprised of world leaders in pediatric urology, with experts in minimally invasive surgery, genito-urinary reconstruction, comprehensive management of disorders of sex development, management of the neurogenic bladder, and the treatment of kidney stones and dysfunctional voiding. Our physicians offer the full complement of surgical approaches including laparoscopic, robotic and open surgical procedures.
CHOP Urology is different from many other pediatric urology practices in that we offer a full complement of services to you and your family. We assess your child’s medical, surgical and psychosocial needs. We have a team of surgeons, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, registered nurses and clinical psychologists available to help you. We also work with your pediatrician, other specialty care physicians and schools to make sure that your child functions to his fullest potential.
Minimally invasive surgery leaders
The Division of Urology is a world leader in minimally invasive surgery, a type of surgery done through small incisions no larger than a grain of rice.
We have performed thousands of these minimally invasive procedures ranging from diagnostic endoscopy to laparoscopic/robotic reconstruction for obstruction, reflux and poorly functioning kidneys. We also treat certain kidney stones with endoscopy, laser and shockwaves depending on the stone size and location.
Making patients an active partner in care
We view your child as a partner in her care and will encourage her to be actively involved with her own healthcare in ways that are appropriate to her age. We believe that engaging patients in a developmentally appropriate way is important to their care and long-term outcomes. As children grow, we focus on providing a safe and sound transition for all children who require ongoing care.
Scientific research is an integral part of our program. Our goal is to integrate clinical and basic science to improve the outcomes for children with a variety of urological conditions.
We conduct both clinical and basic (laboratory) research through the John Duckett Center for Pediatric Urology, the research arm of our Division. Our discoveries in the laboratory are translated into new therapies. At the same time, our clinical research enables us to fine-tune the way we care for children with urologic abnormalities.
Current areas of research include: