Paediatric Urology Services at Private Urology London

At Private Urology London, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for our youngest patients. Paediatric urology is a specialized field focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of urological conditions in infants, children, and adolescents. Our experienced team, led by esteemed consultants, offers expert care tailored to the unique needs of children.

Conditions Treated

We understand that urological issues can be distressing for both children and their families. Our paediatric urology services cover a wide range of conditions, ensuring that each child receives the best possible care. We treat various congenital and acquired urological disorders, including but not limited to:

  • Undescended Testes (Cryptorchidism): This condition occurs when one or both of a boy's testicles do not descend into the scrotum. Early treatment is crucial to prevent future complications such as infertility or testicular cancer.
  • Hypospadias: A common congenital condition where the urethra opens on the underside of the penis rather than at the tip. Surgical correction is typically performed to allow normal urination and sexual function later in life.
  • Hydrocele: This condition involves a fluid-filled sac around a testicle, often causing swelling. While many hydroceles resolve on their own, persistent cases may require surgical intervention.
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR): This condition causes urine to flow backward from the bladder into the kidneys, potentially leading to infections and kidney damage. Treatment ranges from antibiotics to surgery, depending on severity.
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Recurrent UTIs in children may indicate an underlying urological issue. We offer thorough evaluations to identify and treat the root cause.
  • Enuresis (Bedwetting): Persistent bedwetting can affect a child's emotional and social well-being. We provide effective management strategies to help children overcome this issue.
  • Obstructive Uropathy: Blockages in the urinary tract can lead to kidney damage if untreated. We use advanced diagnostic and surgical techniques to relieve obstructions and preserve kidney function.
  • Phimosis: This condition, where the foreskin cannot be fully retracted over the glans penis, may require medical or surgical treatment if it causes symptoms or complications.

Procedures Performed

Our team is skilled in performing a variety of surgical procedures to address these conditions. We prioritize minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to ensure a quicker recovery and less discomfort for our young patients. Key procedures we offer include:

  • Orchiopexy: This surgery is performed to move an undescended testicle into the scrotum and secure it in place. It is typically done in boys aged 6-12 months to reduce risks of future complications.
  • Circumcision: This procedure involves the surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis. It may be performed for medical reasons, such as phimosis or recurrent infections, or for cultural or personal reasons.
  • Hypospadias Repair: Our surgeons use state-of-the-art techniques to correct the urethral opening and reconstruct the penile anatomy, ensuring normal urinary and reproductive function.
  • Endoscopic Procedures: These minimally invasive techniques allow us to treat conditions like vesicoureteral reflux or remove obstructions without large incisions, promoting faster recovery.
  • Hydrocelectomy: For persistent hydroceles, surgical removal of the fluid-filled sac can relieve discomfort and prevent further issues.
  • Deflux Injection: A minimally invasive treatment for vesicoureteral reflux, where a bulking agent is injected to prevent urine from flowing backward into the kidneys.
  • Ureteral Reimplantation: This surgical procedure corrects abnormal connections of the ureters to the bladder, reducing the risk of kidney damage from reflux.

At Private Urology London, we are committed to delivering the highest standard of care in a child-friendly environment. Our goal is to provide effective treatment while minimizing stress and discomfort for our young patients and their families.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.