For expert care of almost any condition affecting a child's genitals or urinary tract, trust UNM Health System's board-certified pediatric urologists.
Conditions We Treat
Our team works closely with kidney specialists, when appropriate, to diagnose and treat complex and simple urological conditions, including:
- Difficulty urinating
- Disorders of sex development
- Genital abnormalities
- Genital pain or inflammation
- Genitourinary cancers
- Kidney stones
- Overactive bladder
- Prune belly syndrome
- Undescended testicles
- Urinary tract infection
A skilled urologist will perform a physical exam and may request imaging tests or other diagnostic procedures to determine the reason for your child's symptoms. Then, you'll receive personalized treatment recommendations that may include medications or one of these procedures:
- Nephrectomy – Removes a damaged or diseased kidney.
- Orchiopexy – Moves an undescended testicle.
- Partial nephrectomy – Removes diseased tissue from the kidney.
- Percutaneous kidney stone removal – Makes a small incision in the back to take out a hard, painful mass.
- Pyeloplasty – Relieves a blockage between the kidney and ureter, the duct connecting the kidney and bladder.
- Ureteral reimplantation – Moves a ureter that doesn't properly connect to the bladder.
- Varicocelectomy – Treats male infertility.
Minimally Invasive Approaches
Whenever possible, a surgeon will perform your child's procedure using a minimally invasive technique that reduces pain, scarring and recovery time. Take advantage of:
- Endoscopy, which guides a tiny camera attached to a thin tube into the urinary tract so surgeons can see inside to diagnose or treat a condition without making large incisions.
- Laparoscopy requires inserting a tiny camera and miniature surgical tools into the abdomen through small incisions.
- Robot-assisted surgery uses robotic arms that can bend and rotate further, move more precisely and remain steadier than human hands.
Make an Appointment
To request an appointment with a pediatric urologist at UNM Health System, call 505-272-1774. Ask your pediatrician for a referral before you call.