Pediatric Urology & Beyond
there are more than
kids in the U.S. under
the age of 18.
of those are under the
age of 5.
provide care for both
boys and girls
ranging from birth to adulthood.
Pediatric urology includes
the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the urinary tract (kidney, bladder, and ureter) and genitalia.
These conditions can be present at birth or can develop during childhood. In many cases, they are treated and resolved early in life.
According to the American Urological Association, there are more than
in the U.S.
who treat pediatric urologic conditions and of those,
720 focus exclusively
on pediatric conditions.
The most common pediatric urologic condition is a
This occurs more often in girls
than in boys.
Some kids need urologic care into adulthood, which is why the transition from pediatric urology care to adult urology care is so important.
Today, Transitional Care Programs are being created to help teens and adolescents move into adult urologic care. Ask your urologist about these Programs and if they will work for you or your child.
The transition from a pediatric urologist to an adult urologist can occur as early as 14-16 and as late as 18 or older.
Factors to consider when transitioning from pediatric urology care to adult urology care
- Complexity of urologic condition(s)
- Maturity of the child
- Communication between pediatric and adult urology teams
For more information, visit UrologyHealth.org
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