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Abnormal conditions of the urinary tract and kidneys are among the most common pediatric health concerns in the United States, affecting millions of children each year.
The Pediatric Urology Program at Cedars-Sinai provides diagnostic and treatment options for pediatric patients with conditions that affect the urinary tract or kidneys or both.
Cedars-Sinai is dedicated to monitoring and reporting the quality of care given to patients at the Program. To learn more, click here.
Children's urologic conditions treated at Cedars-Sinai include:
- Ambiguous genitalia
- Bladder Exstrophy
- Hernias and hydroceles
- Kidney stones
- Neurogenic bladder
- Undescended testes
- Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
- Urinary stones
- Urinary tract infection
- Vesicoureteral reflux
Symptoms of serious conditions of the urinary tract or kidneys vary but are commonly indicated by frequent, uncontrolled or painful urination. The Academic Urology Program offers state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques for accurately identifying urologic diseases and disorders in infants, children and adolescents. Physicians at Cedars-Sinai are currently investigating ways to diagnose problems in the fetus so that potentially life-threatening conditions can be corrected before they fully develop.
Diagnostic procedures that are available include:
- Blood tests
- Computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan
- Intravenous pyelogram
- Nuclear renal scan
- Voiding cystourethrogram