World leader in pediatric urology

The Division of Urology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is a world leader in pediatric urology, offering specialized care for a wide range of urologic disorders in children and adolescents. Our team has special expertise in genito-urinary reconstruction, minimally invasive surgery, and the management of neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, disorders of sex development, and dysfunctional voiding.


Thoughts on COVID-19 Crisis

On March 5, three of us were in a popular Philadelphia restaurant.  The room was packed.  Lines of people waited at the bar.  Every table was full. Numerous waiters buzzed in and out of the back rooms carrying appetizers, drinks, and entrees, big smiles on their faces. Just a week later, on March 12, the same three of us were in the same restaurant.  The room was empty.  Our three made up 50% of the clientele. That’s when we realized how profoundly this virus would affect us.

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Shine On! CHOP Among Elite as Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has showed that — no matter what challenges we face —we rank as one of the top children’s hospitals in the United States. CHOP is ranked No. 2 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals, an elite recognition we’ve enjoyed every year since the list was created. When you bring your children to CHOP, you can be confident they will receive the best, and safest, care in the country.

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A Unique Approach to Helping Kids Cope with Bladder Problems

When the Urology team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia notices that a child is exhibiting emotional or behavioral issues due to their bladder problem, they refer the child to in-house pediatric psychologist, Christina Rouse, PsyD. Her goal is to help them live life to the fullest, despite what they’re going through, and not be defined — and consumed — by their medical issues.

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CHOP Urologists Awarded at Societies for Pediatric Urology Fall Congress

This September, hundreds of researchers, clinicians, and investigators from around the world attended the annual Societies for Pediatric Urology Fall Congress meeting in Houston, Texas. Among the presentations and awards, two of our CHOP Urologists received awards for their outstanding achievements in pediatric urology.

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An Exstrophy Journey to India

Rachel Althizer is traveling with A-BE-C for the 2023 International Exstrophy Workshop in Ahmedabad, India, as a social worker to assist children and families with exstrophy as they prepare for surgery.

A-BE-C Partners with Physician Group to Raise over $500,000 to Aid India in Their Fight Against Covid

A-BE-C has teamed up with a group of physicians in a coordinated effort to send much needed oxygen concentrators to partner hospitals in major cities in India, to aid in their continued fight against Covid. India is experiencing the world’s worst outbreak, with 400,000 new cases each day.

The US-India Bladder Exstrophy Collaborative

Since 2009, a team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, social workers, and other healthcare providers from hospitals in India and the U.S. have worked together to help more children in Asia and Africa receive the complex surgery necessary to address bladder exstrophy.

The 11th Annual Workshop in Ahmedabad, India Was a Resounding Success

The 11th annual workshop in Ahmedabad, India Was a resounding success thanks to a dedicated international collaboration of medical experts.…

Kids with Exstrophy Share Their Wisdom

At the 2016 International Exstrophy Conference, several young attendees shared their insight and expertise about living with bladder exstrophy. Take a moment to enjoy and absorb their valuable words and wisdom!

Nearly 100 exstrophy patients receive treatment in Ahmedabad, India

The 9th annual Operative Workshop on Exstrophy and Epispadias Complex got underway just after the first of the year in Ahmedabad, India.…

Groundbreaking International Operative Workshop

A groundbreaking intensive workshop in the treatment of bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex for pediatric urologists and surgeons is taking place in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India on January 16-18. Many of A-BE-C’s Medical Advisory Board members will be on-site faculty and A-BE-C’s Executive Director, Pamela Block, will be on hand providing support to families.