Department of Urology | Patient Stories

AJFinding comfort and hydronephrosis care close to home
June 27, 2016
AJ Arria was diagnosed and treated at Boston Children's for hydronephrosis — a urological condition where urine backs up into the kidneys.




Tackling BedwettingTackling bedwetting: 5 tips to manage enuresis
June 7, 2016
Bedwetting, or enuresis, affects about 20 percent of boys and 17 percent of girls ages 6-to-7 years old. Learn how Boston Children's treats this common condition.

UTI in childrenUrinary tract infections (UTIs) in children: What parents need to know
May 11, 2016
Urinary tract infections in children are not uncommon. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of UTIs and when to see a pediatric urology specialist.

Second Opinion SamLess is more: Second opinion spares Sam from risky invasive surgery
April 21, 2016
When doctors suggested surgery for Sam's bladder accidents, his mom got an online second opinion. It led to an accurate diagnosis and less invasive operation.

JettJett’s story: A second opinion and a second chance
December 15, 2015
Jett was born with several urological conditions. Read about his journey to correct a ureterocele, vesicoureteral reflux and an undescended testicle.

Spina BifidaSpina bifida is a diagnosis, not a destiny
October 21, 2015
Spina bifida isn't slowing down 14-year-old Adam Paul, who will walk in Tampa's Walk 'N Roll for Spina Bifida this weekend.

Minimally Invasive SurgeryMinimally invasive surgery helps Rhode Island boy get back to being a kid
June 25, 2015
Read the story about Jonathan Reed, a Rhode Island nine-year-old who underwent minimally invasive surgery to correct a kidney blockage.

Saving Transgender LivesSaving transgender lives: Q&A with Dr. Norman Spack
April 24, 2015
The co-director of the Gender Management Service (GeMS) program at Boston Children's Hospital discusses his work with transgender youth and adults.

Robotic SurgeryRobotic surgery gives Connecticut toddler born with kidney defect a fresh start
February 23, 2015
When Payton was in preschool, she traveled to Boston Children’s for a 2nd opinion. Learn how minimally invasive surgery restored her kidney function.

Matt DolanOur patients’ stories: treating Matt’s vesicoureteral reflux
July 28, 2014
When Matthew was six years old, he was diagnosed with severe VUR and two kidneys on his left side. Read how Boston Children’s urologists corrected the both conditions.

Newborn BabyShould I have my baby circumcised?
April 16, 2014
Whether or not you have your child circumcised is a deeply personal choice. Get the answers to commonly asked questions from Boston Children's urology experts.