Pediatric Urology

Children are not miniature adults. On one hand, their organs are smaller, their tissue is more delicate; on the other, their recuperative powers are very strong and they heal faster than adults. Therefore, they often need different diagnostic and treatment methods, using specialized equipment and techniques. That’s why it’s so important for children with urological diseases or disorders to see pediatric specialists.

Strong Health provides the area’s only pediatric urological services, and (outside of New York City) the largest, busiest, most academically productive and experienced pediatric urology group in New York State.

All three of our pediatric urologists are nationally–and internationally–known.
They bring a wide variety of interests, experiences, and training to the department. But they all agree on one fundamental principle: the absolute importance of open, honest communication with patients and their families. In short, they believe in “taking the time” to establish understanding and trust.

As our chief of pediatric urology, Dr. Ronald Rabinowitz, says, “If parents want people who will listen to their concerns, explain all the options, give them an honest opinion, and spend the time to make sure they understand it, then they should come to us.”

Patients and parents also enjoy the benefits of the close collaboration between our pediatric urologists. Although each doctor sees his own patients, they all share ideas, opinions, and suggestions, especially on complicated or difficult problems. Our pediatric urologists are also experts in the field of pediatric urological cancer and work hand-in-hand with other members of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center to make sure every child receives the best care possible. And, pediatric surgeries now take place in the Mildred Levine Pediatric Surgical Suite, our new facility designed with children’s needs and comfort in mind.

Finally, families can rest assured that our pediatric urologists routinely use the most advanced and least invasive treatment techniques. For example, they’re currently looking at a procedure for treating vesicoureteral reflux (a congenital abnormality that causes urine to flow from the bladder back to the kidneys) that takes thirty minutes in an outpatient unit, instead of requiring a three-day hospital stay.

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