Urology

Published On 07/11/2011

Our urology team provides the only comprehensive pediatric urologic care in the region. From diagnosis to treatment, our specialists are experts in all aspects of male and female urinary tract problems and genital diseases. We provide comprehensive care for infants and children of all ages. Treatment may include medical management as well as surgery.

Why Choose Le Bonheur Children’s?

  • Our urology program is recognized nationally by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric urology program.
  • Our facilities include complete urodynamics capability, which is a test to see how the bladder is working, and advanced diagnostic and imaging equipment. This allows us to get the best information about your child’s condition and customize treatment.
  • Our team of experts includes board-certified pediatric urologists, nurse practitioners and dedicated urodynamics and nursing staff. We also have the region's only ACGME accredited pediatric urology fellowship program for training future pediatric urologists.
  • We offer the only comprehensive children's continence center focused on bed-wetting, urinary incontinence and recurring urinary tract infections in the Memphis area.
  • Our pelvic floor rehabilitation program helps children strengthen and coordinate muscles that control the bladder.
  • Our team provides clean intermittent catherization education support for families. Intermittent catherization uses a tube to empty the bladder as needed.
  • Every detail of Le Bonheur was created around the needs of children and their families. Experience Le Bonheur to learn more about the features that make our hospital and clinics special. 

Common Diagnoses Treated 

  • Balanitis or Balanoposthitis - Swelling of the foreskin and head of the penis
  • Disorders of Sexual Differentiation - A group of conditions that occur when children have atypical sexual development in utero
  • Enuresis - Repeated inability to control urination, also known as bedwetting if it occurs when the child is asleep 
  • Epididymitis - Swelling of the tube that connects the testicle with the vas deferens
  • Hematuria - Blood in the urine
  • Inguinal Hernia - Soft tissue that protrudes through a weak point or tear in the lower abdominal wall
  • Horseshoe Kidney - A condition where the kidneys are fused together at the base, forming a “u” shape
  • Hydrocele - Fluid-filled sac in the scrotum
  • Hydronephrosis - Swelling of the kidney due to backup of urine
  • Hypospadias - A birth defect in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside instead of the end of the penis
  • Kidney Stones - A solid mass made up of tiny crystals in the kidney or ureter
  • Meatal Stenosis - Narrowing of the opening of the urethra, the tube through which urine leaves the body
  • Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney - A condition in which the kidney is replaced by multiple cysts during fetal development.
  • Neurogenic Bladder - Lack of bladder control caused by a brain, spinal cord or nerve condition
  • Paraphimosis - A condition when the foreskin of an uncircumcised male cannot be pulled back over the head of the penis
  • Penile Chordee - A birth defect causing the downward curvature of the penis
  • Penile Adhesions - Foreskin attached to the head of the penis after circumcision
  • Phimosis - A condition in which the foreskin cannot be fully retracted over the penis
  • Priapism - A condition in which the erect penis or clitoris does not return to its flaccid state
  • Renal, Bladder, & Testicular Tumors - Abnormal growth of cells in the kidney, bladder or testicle
  • Testicular Torsion - Twisting of the spermatic cord, cutting off blood supply to the testicle and surrounding structures in the scrotum
  • Undescended Testicles - Occurs when one or both testicles fail to move into the scrotum before birth
  • Urinary Incontinence - Involuntary leakage of urine
  • Urinary Obstruction or Urinary Hydronephrosis - Swelling of one kidney due to a backup of urine
  • Urinary Tract Infection - Infection of any part of the urinary system
  • Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction - A blockage in the area that connects the kidney to the ureter
  • Posterior Urethral Valves - Excess flaps of tissue in the urethra, present at birth
  • Varicocele - Widening of the veins along the spermatic cord
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux - Abnormal flow of urine from the bladder to the upper urinary tract