What is Pediatric Urology?

Pediatric urology is a sub-specialized field of urology. It is basically a surgical subspecialty in the field of urology medicine that deals with the diseases and disorders of the genitourinary system in children. A pediatric urologist provides medical assistance to neonates, infants, children and teenagers. The most common problem that urologist deals involve the disorders of urination, testes and reproductive organ.

What does a Pediatric Urologist do?

The pediatric urologist also commonly known as children genitourinary doctors are the medical specialists who diagnose, treat and prevent the disease and disorders of urinary and genital problems in the children. Pediatric urologists are qualified and experienced doctors who can treat diseases or illnesses of the urinary tract such as ureters, kidneys and bladders.

Nonetheless, the expertise of a urologist is not limited to just treating children's reproductive conditions, they are also trained for carrying out surgeries and prescribing preventive medication.

The pediatric urologist will perform the following diagnostic tests to pinpoint the cause of urological illness and treat it accordingly.

Urological Diagnostic tests

  • Uroflow Test- To measure and evaluate the volume of the stream of urine.

  • Kidney, Ureter and Bladder (KUB) X-ray- To examine the stool in the intestine. No preparation is needed for this test as this is a non-invasive test.

  • Bladder scan using Ultrasound- It is a non-painful procedure and only lasts for about 30 seconds. Pediatric urologist recommends this test to check if your child is fully and completely emptying their bladder after urination or not.

  • Urodynamics Test- This test is used to check the urinary system to find out the cause when a child is unable to control urination.

  • Renal or Bladder Ultrasound- This test lasts for about 20 minutes and is painless.

  • Voiding Cystourethrogram Test- This test is performed to check the internal of the urinary tract of a child. This test helps in diagnosing the ureteroceles, dysfunctional voiding, posterior urethral valves and vesicoureteral reflux.

  • MAG 3 Renal Scan- This test is used to check the function of the kidney. It is a minimally invasive test.

When to Consult a Pediatric Urologist?

Children are different than adults. Unlike adults, diagnosing and treating their disease is not easy because children can’t always tell what’s bothering them. They are also unable to answer the medical questions that the doctor asks for diagnosis and may even be not supportive during the medical examination as well.

Therefore, when the primary physician suspects that your child is suffering from any urological disease or disorder, your doctor will recommend your child to a pediatric urologist. The pediatric urologist will thoroughly examine your child and will provide a complete personalized treatment plan and follow-up for the children.

The pediatric urologist will create a comfortable environment for your kid and will have use specialized instruments and various treatment options for your child. So, rest assured while visiting a pediatric urologist to treat the urinary tract infections of your child. 

Urinary Tract Illness | Services and Treatments Offered by a Pediatric Urologist

Pediatric urologists can help your child, starting from consultation to treatment and follow-up. Some of the major services and treatments offered by a pediatric urologist include:

  • Evaluation, diagnosis,and management of the urinary tract infections

  • Surgical treatment for the urinary tract infections, vesicoureteral reflux and voiding disorders

  • Diagnosis and surgical treatment of the kidney stone disease

  • Surgical treatment of the tumors and malignancies such as that of testis, bladder and kidney

  • Surgical reconstruction of the bladders, ureters, kidneys and genital abnormalities

  • Treatment of the varicocele, hernia/hydrocele and undescended testes and other groin conditions

  • Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of such urological issues that are linked with the spina bifida (a neurological disorder)

  • Bedwetting

  • Prenatal Hydronephrosis

  • Minimal invasive surgery

  • Pelvic floor physical therapy

  • Mitrofanoff procedure

Certified Pediatric Urologists in Pakistan | Just a Click Away!

Pediatric urologists in Pakistan are the licensed medical healthcare practitioner having a degree of MBBS followed by 3 to 4 years of house job or residency in which they learn how to diagnose, treat and prevent neurological disorders. Pakistan has many best pediatric neurologists who are working in various settings that include hospitals, private clinics,and research institutes. The specialist in this particular branch of medicine can further choose a specific area within neurology such as brain injury, cognitive neurology, neuromuscular diseases, neurodevelopmental diseases, epilepsy, hospice and palliative medicine, etc.

In order to help you, Healthwire.pk is providing you with easy access to Pakistan’s Best Pediatric Urologists. Healthwire is associated with PMDC certified urologists. You can find the complete list of both male and female pediatric urologists or children urologists all over Pakistan with their detailed information of expertise, practising location and timings.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What does a pediatric urologist do?

The pediatric urologists are the medical specialists who diagnose, treat, and prevent the disease and disorders of urinary and genital problems in children.

When should I visit a pediatric urologist?

Your primary physician will refer you to a pediatric urologist when the doctor would suspect any genitourinary abnormality in your child.

What kind of test do pediatric urologists do?

At first, pediatric urologists will conduct a physical exam that includes genital and rectal exams. After that, the pediatric urologist will recommend blood tests, imaging tests such as CT scans and ultrasound.

What is the other term for a pediatric urologist?

Pediatric urologists are the doctor of urology or children and are also called pediatric genitourinary doctors or بچوں کےگردے کے سپیشلسٹ ڈاکٹر .

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