Department of Urology | Why Choose Us?

Whether your child has a common urological condition or a more complex diagnosis, Boston Children’s Department of Urology is committed to providing patient- and family-centered care delivered by a collaborative team of experts.

Home to the largest pediatric urology department in the world, our urology experts care for children in more than 19,000 visits each year and have decades of experience treating common conditions including hydronephrosis, vesicoureteral reflux and undescended testicles to more complex conditions such as kidney stones, spina bifida or disorders of sex differentiation.

We offer patients and their families the convenience of meeting with multiple specialists in a single visit and the confidence that no aspect of care will be overlooked. Our team is actively involved in today’s top clinical trials and leading research to develop better treatments and discover genetic causes. Some of the unique services we offer include:

Fertility preservation

There are several conditions that can impact a child’s future ability to have their own children. Our expert physicians and surgeons employ the latest medical innovations to diagnose and treat your child, informed by careful research. Learn more about our fertility preservation services.

Fetal urology

We offer counseling for expectant parents whose children are diagnosed with congenital genitourinary problems during prenatal care. Learn more about our fetal urology services.

Infant circumcision

For parents who choose to have their infant sons circumcised, we offer a specialized infant circumcision clinic. Choosing a skilled urology nurse practitioner to perform this procedure helps prevent the need for re-circumcision later in life.

Care for urologic tumors

Our skilled pediatric urologists offer expert care for children with a variety of both benign and malignant urologic tumors, including those of the kidney, bladder and testicles. When a tumor is cancerous, our pediatric urologic oncologist will work in partnership with the clinicians at Dana-Farber Boston Children’s to provide specialized treatment for your child’s specific tumor. Learn more about how we care for urologic tumors