Comprehensive Care for Urological Problems
The pediatric urology team at Cincinnati Children’s provides comprehensive, high-quality care for children who have conditions of the urological tract. Our experienced, highly trained physicians and nurse practitioners treat everything from bedwetting to kidney stones to birth defects that require reconstructive surgery. Appointments are available at our Burnet Campus, and throughout the community at several neighborhood locations.
Many patients travel from across the country and around the world to see our pediatric urologists, who have a strong reputation for providing compassionate, expert care. The Cincinnati Children’s urology program is ranked No. 4 in the 2019-20 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.
Specialists Help Bladder Exstrophy Patient, Family
As soon as Lucas was born I could tell something was wrong by the expression on my doctor’s face. Then I saw bright red tissue sitting on top of Lucas’s abdomen. I found out later that was his bladder. A couple of hours later the hospital transferred Lucas to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Cincinnati Children’s.
Bladder Exstrophy – Current Treatment and Management
Cincinnati Children’s offered a live, online Q&A
During the event, Dr. Pramod P. Reddy, MD; Brian A. VanderBrink, MD; Lesley Breech, MD; and Debbie Reeves, BSN, RN, CPN, provided an overview of bladder exstrophy and answered questions in real-time.
The highly ranked urology team at Cincinnati Children’s treats a complete range of disorders affecting the urinary and genital tracts, from common concerns to extremely rare and complex abnormalities. Learn more about the program!
To understand what bladder exstrophy is, it is important to know something about the bladder. The bladder is a muscle sac in the pelvis that stores urine. Urine is made in the kidneys. The urine travels to the bladder down two tubes called ureters. When the bladder is full of urine, the bladder muscle squeezes the urine out of the body.