Specialized Urology Care for Kids

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At Mary Bridge Children's Urology Clinic, we provide comprehensive care for urologic disorders in infants, children, and younger teens.

Urologic disorders refer to diseases of the urinary tract, which include the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Urologists also treat conditions that affect male organs, such as the penis, testes, scrotum, and prostate and female genital organs such as the labia, vagina, uterus, and ovaries.

Our team of pediatric experts brings years of clinical training and experience in treating children with both unusual and common kidney, ureter, bladder, and genital problems. Our board-certified pediatric urologists also work with MultiCare Maternal Fetal Medicine to offer prenatal consultations for congenital conditions that may require medical management or surgery after delivery.

How to Schedule an Appointment at Mary Bridge’s Pediatric Urology Clinic

Your child needs a referral from a primary care provider before we can schedule the first appointment. Please call 253-301-5350 to check on the status of your child’s referral or to make an appointment.

Conditions We Treat

The Urology Clinic at Mary Bridge Children’s uses the latest medical and surgical techniques to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of pediatric urological disorders, including:

  • Undescended testes
  • Retractile testes
  • Hernia
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypospadias
  • Chordee
  • Meatal stenosis
  • Phimosis
  • Antenatal urology consultations (Fetal Urology)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • UPJ obstruction
  • UVJ obstruction
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Kidney stones
  • Cysts in kidneys
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Disorders of sexual differentiation

This list of urologic disorders is not exhaustive. Please contact our office for more information about other conditions that we treat.

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Visit

During your child’s appointment, our pediatric urologist will complete a medical history and physical exam. Depending on your child’s condition, we will determine if further diagnostic testing is necessary. Some common tests we perform include:

  • Urinalysis - a urine test to detect medical conditions such as a urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Blood tests - to determine how well the kidneys are working
  • Ultrasound - non-invasive imaging for greater detail of organs such as the kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries, and testicles
  • Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) - an imaging procedure using x-rays to see how the bladder stores and empties urine

After we make a diagnosis, together, we develop a treatment plan and then share that plan with your child’s primary care provider.

For a description of urologic disorders in children, visit Urology Care Foundation. You will also find child-friendly educational videos such as How Does Your Urinary Tract Work?