The Division of Urology at Lurie Children’s, ranked 7th in the nation by U.S.News & World Report, is the largest pediatric urology department in the region with more than 18,000 pediatric visits each year for both common and complex conditions. Our doctors can see your child for any urologic condition, from urinary tract infections and bedwetting to bladder reconstruction.
Our board-certified physicians are internationally known in the field for their clinical expertise and cutting-edge research. Our nurse practitioners have completed advanced training in pediatrics focusing on urology patients. The entire staff is dedicated to caring for infants, children and teens.
We perform thousands of procedures every year. Our surgical outcomes are among the best in the country. If your child needs an operation, many of our doctors are experts in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery (da Vinci® robot-assisted system). Patients benefit from our collaboration, combined knowledge and experienced team members. Our urologists meet weekly to review upcoming surgeries, discuss plans and share ideas.
Conditions We Treat
There are many problems that may affect a child's urinary tract and genitalia that require professional clinical care.
We understand that kids are not just small adults, so we make sure that our clinics and programs address the medical, behavioral and emotional concerns of children and their families. Our pediatric urolology programs are customized to children and their specific needs.
We work closely with our colleagues at the The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health to treat fetal urological issues. Problems arise when urine does not flow freely through ureters (this is called obstruction) or when the urine flows backward in the system because of faulty valvular structures (this is called reflux).
Learning Module for Pediatricians
Our new learning module for pediatricians provides training and information on how to manage newborns who had an abnormal fetal ultrasound showing a urological anomaly.
Lurie Children’s Division of Urology fellowship program through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine provides a comprehensive training experience for board-certified physicians seeking subspecialty certification in pediatric urology. The fellowship is two years long. Each year is dedicated to a specific area of training. Both years include dedicated time with faculty to develop the fellow's skills in each area.
Private contributions help support exciting new research discoveries that may improve outcomes and quality of life for children with bladder dysfunction. Private giving funds this research and division leaders’ resources, which allows them to pursue patient research.
Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.227.7500.