Urology

Pediatric Circumcision

Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the skin covering the end of the penis, called the foreskin. In many cultures, circumcision is a religious rite or a ceremonial tradition.

Pediatric Ectopic Ureter

When one of the ureters does not connect properly to the bladder and drains somewhere outside the bladder, this condition is called an ectopic ureter.

Pediatric Horseshoe Kidney

Horseshoe kidney occurs in about one in 500 children. It occurs during fetal development as the kidneys move into their normal position in the flank area (area around the side, just above the waist).

Pediatric Hydrocele

A hydrocele occurs from an accumulation of fluid in the tunica vaginalis (a thin pouch that holds the testes within the scrotum).

Pediatric Hypospadias

Hypospadias is a malformation that affects the urethral tube and the foreskin on a male's penis. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.

Pediatric Inguinal Hernia

A hernia occurs when a section of intestine protrudes through a weakness in the abdominal muscles. A soft bulge is seen underneath the skin where the hernia has occurred.

Pediatric Megaureter

Megaureter (dilated ureter) is an abnormality of one or both of the ureters of a child.

Pediatric Micropenis

Micropenis is defined as a normally structured penis that is below the normal size range for an infant.

Craig Peters' Story

Craig Peters

Craig Peters, MD, is the chief of Surgical Technology and Translation and Principal Investigator in the bioengineering initiative at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.

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