What is a Pediatric Urologist?
If your child has an illness or disease of the genitals or urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder), a pediatric urologist has the experience and qualifications to treat your child.
What Types of Treatments Do Pediatric Urologists Provide?
Pediatric urologists are surgeons who can diagnose, treat, and manage children’s urinary and genital problems. Pediatric urologists generally provide the following services:
Evaluation and management of voiding disorders, vesicoureteral reflux, and urinary tract infections that require surgery Surgical reconstruction of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, and bladder) including genital abnormalities, hypospadias, and disorders of sex development
Surgery for groin conditions in childhood and adolescence (undescended testes, hydrocele/hernia, varicocele). Evaluation and surgical management of kidney stone disease
• Surgical management of tumors and malignancies of the kidney, bladder, and testis
• Evaluation and management of urological tract problems identified before birth
• Pelvic prolapse. A network of muscles and ligaments supports the organs in the pelvis. Normal aging, childbirth, being overweight, radiation treatment and other stresses may weaken this support and allow the uterus and sometimes the bladder to drop into the vagina. This is called pelvic prolapse. It may affect urination and other functions in the pelvis. A variety of treatments are available to correct the problem.
• Vaginal mesh complications. Weakness in the muscles of the pelvis can result in a number of conditions including prolapse and vaginal bulge. One type of treatment for this weakness is synthetic mesh implanted in the vaginal wall. Mesh is an effective support for these muscles, but in some cases it can cause infection or injure pelvic organs. Surgery usually corrects the problem and restores normal function.
Many female urologic conditions are treated successfully with the right knowledge and techniques. Dr. Sanjay Mittal has extensive experience with a full range of women’s urologic disorders. We use the latest techniques—including robotic surgery when appropriate—to treat disorders of the female urogenital tract.