Pediatric Urology Specialist

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates

Urologists located in Tarzana, CA & West Hills, CA

Children experience many of the same urologic problems as adults. At San Fernando Valley Urological Associates, a team of expert urologists offers a complete range of pediatric urology services to kids of all ages, from infants to teens. To make an appointment for your child at the practice in Tarzana or West Hills, California, call the nearest office today or schedule an appointment online.

Pediatric Urology Q&A

What is pediatric urology?

Pediatric urology is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases of the urinary tract and reproductive organs in children. Specifically, pediatric urologists specialize in issues that affect the kidneys, bladder, or ureters.

What are some issues that pediatric urology treats?

The team at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates uses pediatric urology to treat several issues, including:

  • Bedwetting
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Varicocele (varicose veins in or feeding into the scrotum)
  • Reflux
  • Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction (UPJ, blockage where the ureter attaches to the kidney)
  • Congenital abnormalities (birth defects)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)

Your child might also benefit from pediatric urology if they need a circumcision or if they’ve been diagnosed with hypospadias, a birth defect characterized by a urethral opening that’s not at the tip of the penis.

Why should I make a pediatric urology appointment for my child?

Children experience many of the same urologic problems as adults, but they aren’t always able to clearly explain their symptoms or answer medical questions. Pediatric urologists, like those at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates, boast years of experience working with kids and young adults.

They know how to approach potentially sensitive topics like bedwetting without making your child feel embarrassed. What’s more, they know how to examine children in a way that’s comfortable and stress-free. There are even special tools and diagnostic techniques designed for kids that make doctor visits non-threatening.

If your child’s primary care physician refers you to a pediatric urologist, rest assured that the San Fernando Valley Urological Associates team has the knowledge and expertise to help your little one feel better.

What happens during a pediatric urology appointment?

At San Fernando Valley Urological Associates, a pediatric urology appointment begins with a complete physical exam and a review of your child’s medical history. Afterward, your child’s provider asks you questions about their symptoms, including when they started, how severe they are, and if they’re worse at any particular time of the day.

If the exam and questionnaire don’t provide enough information about your child’s condition, their provider could order additional tests. These tests can include a urinalysis, a CT scan, or a bladder ultrasound. After determining the source of your child’s discomfort, the team develops a custom treatment plan.

To make a pediatric urology appointment for your child at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates, call the office today or schedule online.