Urology

The pediatric urologists at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH) offer Maine’s only team of fellowship-trained pediatric urologists, providing a level of experience and expertise that is unmatched in the state.  Learn more about the Maine Medical Center Urology Program.

Conditions, Diagnosis & Treatment

Learn more about conditions we treat, diagnosis and treatment options we offer.

Conditions

Our pediatric urologists treat conditions of the male reproductive tract and the male and female urinary tract in newborns, infants, children and teenagers. We see patients with a wide range of GI disorders, including:

  • Chordee
  • Diurnal enuresis
  • Ectopic ureter
  • Epididymitis
  • Hernia
  • Horseshoe kidney
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Kidney and ureteral calculi
  • Meatal stenosis
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Penile adhesions
  • Penile/testicular/appendix testicular torsion
  • Phimosis
  • Posterior urethral valves (PUV)
  • Tumors of the testis and kidneys
  • Undescended testicle: failure of the testis to reach the scrotum
  • Ureter/Kidney duplications
  • Ureterocele
  • Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Varicocele
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Voiding dysfunction: peeing problems

Diagnosis

  • Blood tests
  • Cystoscopy
  • CAT scan (Computerized Axial Tomography)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan)
  • Renal scan (nuclear medicine renal scan)
  • Ultrasound
  • Urinalysis and urine culture
  • Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG)

Treatment

Our pediatric urologists can provide a comprehensive range of treatment options including:

  • Surgical capabilities range from simple circumcisions to correction of complex genitourinary anomalies in children
  • Percutaneous kidney surgery
  • SWL (shock wave lithotripsy)
  • Laser treatments for stones in the bladder and ureter
  • Deflux implantation
  • Surgical techniques tailored to the unique needs of each patient, including minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures that result in faster recovery, less pain and improved cosmetic results