Expert Urology Care for Children in New Jersey
It's natural to worry when there’s something wrong with your child’s kidneys, bladders, ureters or genitals. But you can breathe a sigh of relief — a solution is near when you step through the doors of the children’s hospitals from Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health.
From diagnosis through treatment and recovery, our pediatric urologists care for kids of all ages each day. We routinely operate on conditions like hernia, kidney stones, incontinence, dilated kidney (hydronephrosis), undescended testes (cryptorchidism), and everything in between. Our renowned pediatric urologists know what it takes to get the best surgical outcomes so you can worry less and your child can get back to being a kid.
Sometimes, a problem with the urinary tract or reproductive system is discovered before a baby is born. Pediatric urologists work closely with neonatologists and maternal-fetal specialists to monitor the baby’s condition during the pregnancy, then deliver the most innovative treatment available.
Pediatric Urology Programs and Clinics
Pediatric Nephrology and Urology Clinic
Both Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital offer a multidisciplinary clinic for children from birth through early adulthood (age 21) who have been diagnosed with complex kidney conditions, including kidney stones, which are becoming more common in children. Pediatric urologists and nephrologists closely evaluate cases together, and perform procedures like extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, flexible ureteroscopy, laser lithotripsy and more.
Pediatric Stone Clinic
While kidney stones are more common among adults, they’re occurring more often in children. Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health has a dedicated team of urologists and nephrologists who treat children with kidney stones. The clinic provides metabolic evaluations and diagnostic imaging in one convenient location. This informs the best possible pediatric kidney stone treatment and helps prevent stones from recurring in the future.
A Team Approach for Customized Treatment
Our pediatric urology surgeons go above and beyond to find each child the best possible treatment. That often means working as a team with pediatric nephrologists, endocrinologists, general surgeons and more. These specialists unite with one goal in mind: Find the best solution for your child.
Every patient’s well-being and safety come first. When feasible, our surgeons use robot-assisted and minimally invasive techniques for greater precision and faster recovery. Sometimes the best course of action is to avoid surgery, and we're fine with that, too.
There’s no doubt that having surgery is often a scary experience for kids. The child life program in our New Jersey children’s hospitals can help calm your child’s anxiety by offering:
- Safe, fun playrooms for children and their families
- Medical play to ease fears and clarify misconceptions
- Explanation of a diagnosis, and preparation for tests and procedures in words children can understand
- Creative art therapy, music therapy, and pet therapy
- And more
Our Pediatric Urology Surgeons
Performing thousands of surgeries each year, our children’s hospital urology specialists have trained at some of the nation’s most renowned health care organizations. They join forces with other pediatric specialists in New Jersey to provide a unified plan for every patient.
Why Choose Us for Pediatric Urology Surgery?
By partnering with some of the best pediatric urologists in New Jersey, you have a say in every health care decision. You also have direct access to a team of pediatric urologists who perform more than 1,000 surgeries each year.
When you choose Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health for pediatric urology surgery, you get:
Technology & Techniques Geared Toward Kids
Our pediatric urologists use equipment and techniques designed specifically for little bodies, including semi-rigid ureteroscopes and digital flexible ureteroscopes.
Pediatric Robot-Assisted Surgery
The Pediatric Urology and Nephrology Clinic at both hospital campuses includes the largest pediatric robotic surgery program in New Jersey.
Expertise When It Matters Most
You can feel confident knowing that our urology surgeons perform 1,000+ urology procedures each year. This high volume gives us unparalleled expertise in pediatric urology.
Pediatric Urology Surgery Success Stories
Newborn's Kidney Care Offers Parents Hope and a Solution
Specialists at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital perform life-changing surgery for Butler, New Jersey, baby girl.