A-BE-C | Centers of Excellence | Seattle Children's

Highest-ranked program on the West Coast

Our program is a world leader in the treatment of complex genital conditions and bladder malformations. At Seattle Children’s, we have excellent results caring for babies, children and teens with conditions that affect their urinary tract or genitals. We treat more patients with hypospadias than any other center in the region. We are the region’s only referral center for patients born with bladder exstrophy.

With a top-10 national ranking by U.S. News & World Report for 2020-21, our Urology Program is the highest-ranked program on the West Coast.

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.

ARTICLE: Patient-reported outcomes in adult females with bladder exstrophy

An article based on a survey conducted in 2019 by Seattle Children’s and A-BE-C regarding adult females with exstrophy and their long-term sexual, reproductive, and urinary outcomes has been published.

Family Finds Hope and Support at Seattle Children’s

Family shares their story and thankfulness for the A-BE-C community and the team at Seattle Children’s.

Re-Released! 2015 International Exstrophy Conference Videos

Sessions from the 2015 conference focused on the medical, social, emotional, and practical aspects of living with exstrophy.

A-BE-C Elects Dr. Paul Merguerian as Advisory Board Chair

A-BE-C recently elected Dr. Paul Merguerian to a two year term as Advisory Board Chair. Our board helps to shape and guide the strategy of the organization and is vital to the success of our mission: To make the highest standards of treatment, care and support within reach of all people affected by bladder exstrophy.

Webinar: Long Term Management of Bladder Exstrophy

Dr. Paul Merguerian discusses the management and long term outcomes of children with bladder exstrophy and epispadias, the initial management of pelvic osteotomies, and the goals of long-term management.

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