Urology | Overview
The clinicians in the Department of Urology — part of the #1-ranked Boston Children's Hospital by U.S. News & World Report — diagnose and treat diseases of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra) and male genitalia and reproductive tract in infants, children, and adolescents.
Our team cares for common pediatric urological conditions, such as:
- urinary reflux (vesicoureteral reflux)
- bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis)
- urinary incontinence
- urinary tract infections (UTI)
- kidney stones
We also offer unique expertise and a multispecialty approach to complex urological conditions, such as:
- bladder exstrophy and epispadias
- spina bifida
- disorders of sexual differentiation
- cloacal malformations
- genitourinary cancers
Our approach to urology care at Boston Children’s Hospital
The mission of Boston Children’s Department of Urology is to serve as the world’s leader in patient-centered pediatric urologic care. Our world-renowned, board-certified urologists are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment, surgical expertise, innovation, and research in all aspects of pediatric urology. Together, we perform more than 3,000 surgical procedures and care for 20,000 children worldwide every year.
Our offerings include:
- day surgery options for common procedures like circumcision, hernia repair, hydrocele, and hypospadias
- minimally invasive procedure options including laparoscopic, endoscopic, and robotic approaches
- a comprehensive urodynamics laboratory
- advanced uroradiology and ultrasound facilities
- fetal urology counseling for expectant parents whose children are diagnosed with congenital genitourinary problems during prenatal care
- fertility preservation services
Pediatric urologists in Mass. and N.H.
With nine convenient locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, you can access Boston Children’s urology services without having to travel into the Boston location. In addition to Boston, you can find a top-ranked pediatric urologist in Lexington, Milford, North Dartmouth, Norwood, Peabody, Waltham and Weymouth, Mass.; as well as in Bedford, N.H.
Make an appointment with a urologist
If your child has been diagnosed with a urological condition or you are interested in a second opinion, the first step is to call us at 617-355-7796. We also recommend contacting your child's primary care physician or pediatrician to request a referral to see one of our specialists if your insurance plan requires it.