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Pediatric Urology

Why choose HackensackUMC Pediatric Urology

The fellowship-trained pediatric urologists at Hackensack University Medical Center are among the most experienced in the region at treating pediatric urological conditions.

From simple cases to the most complex conditions, our caring urologists and staff take the time to get to know your child, listen to your concerns and create a treatment plan designed specifically for your child’s condition.

Our urologists treat children of all ages, from infants to teens, as well as provide prenatal care. We take a team approach and work closely with other specialists, including pediatric nephrologists and maternal/fetal specialists, to deliver the most comprehensive and innovative pediatric urology treatment available.

Accomplished Pediatric Urology

With years of experience in pediatric urology, our specialists provide families with efficient and effective diagnoses and care.

HackensackUMC Pediatric Urology

Kid- and Family-Friendly Urological Care

Our pediatric urology team believes that kids should be treated like kids. We use a personalized and age-appropriate approach to diagnose and treat each child’s urological condition.

Our pediatric hospital, the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, is designed with children and families in mind. It features dedicated operating rooms for children and recovery areas specifically for families. Our pediatric urologists work with a specialized pediatric care team that includes anesthesiologists, radiologists, nephrologists and nurses.

Family Involved Care

Our pediatric hospital caters to kids and families in a welcoming, supportive environment.

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Urinary Incontinence

Whether your child is suffering from urinary incontinence at night (bed-wetting) or during the day, you can trust our team to identify the cause.

We will work closely with you and your child to determine whether his or her urinary incontinence is a result of a physical (anatomical) problem, behavioral issues or lifestyle concerns, such as diet or fluid intake. Your child’s treatment may include:

  • Behavior modification. This includes limiting liquids before bed or urinating on a timed schedule.
  • Medications. Certain medications may reduce wetting by relaxing the bladder and preventing contractions.
  • Surgery. In rare cases when the cause of wetting is determined to be anatomical, your urologist may recommend surgery.

Anatomical Abnormalities

If your child has an anatomical condition, our pediatric urology team will provide expert care in a kid-friendly environment. Children with conditions that require surgery are treated at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital, one of the region’s premier pediatric hospitals.

We provide expert diagnosis and treatment for:

  • Undescended testicle(s), which occurs when one or both testicles fail to move into the scrotum.
  • Hypospadias, which occurs in boys when the opening of the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body) is located somewhere on the penis other than the tip.
  • Hydrocele, which is a collection of fluid in the scrotum caused by a membrane that did not close properly during prenatal development.
  • Scrotal problems, such as lumps, pain, infection or swelling.
  • Ambiguous sexual conditions, which occur when something goes wrong during the prenatal development of sex organs.
  • Circumcision revision, which may be necessary if too much skin is removed, too little skin is removed, or adhesions develop as a result of a circumcision.
  • Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), which is the backwards flow of urine from the bladder into the kidneys. VUR can sometimes lead to recurring urinary tract infections.

Conditions We Treat

The pediatric urology experts at HackensackUMC specialize in treating urological conditions that are diagnosed before your baby is born. Our team works closely with HackensackUMC’s maternal/fetal medicine specialists to monitor your baby’s condition. We provide you with the information, advice and reassurance you need when you need it most.

Hydronephrosis. This occurs when a baby’s kidney swells because of abnormal drainage of urine from the kidney to the bladder. Our specialists will actively monitor your baby’s condition and perform surgery if needed after he or she is born. In many instances, the hydronephrosis can be monitored after birth without the need for surgery.

Congenital problems. Our pediatric urology specialists have the expertise and resources to provide comprehensive surgical treatment for babies born with complex congenital problems. We work as part of a team to perform surgical procedures such as:
  •  Correction of bladder problems in babies with spina bifida.
  •  Treatment for babies born with bladder exstrophy (also called an inside-out bladder).
  •  Treatment for kidney problems, such as cysts or other abnormalities.



Physicians in this Specialty

TERRY HENSLE, M.D.


HARRY KOO, M.D.


ELLEN SHAPIRO, M.D.


JEFFREY STOCK, M.D.


RICHARD SCHLUSSEL, M.D.


STEVEN TENNENBAUM, M.D.




Get Connected to HackensackUMC Urology Department

Learn more about our team of specialists

Meet Our Team

To make an appointment, contact a HUMG Urologist

Call 551-996-8090

 

 


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