Pediatric Urological Surgery

At UPMC we offer diagnostic evaluation and surgical treatment of the most common and frequent urological disorders of children during the delicate stages of childhood and adolescence.

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UPMC offers pediatric urology surgery services in the following facility:

What is Pediatric Urology Surgery?

Pediatric urology surgery offers treatment of urinary and genital tract diseases in neonatal, pediatric, and adolescents aged up to 18 years. At our Centers, we specialize in the treatment of young patients. We accompany them with care and dedication throughout the entire treatment process, from the first evaluation to surgery, and postoperative care.

A multidisciplinary team of specialists offer the child, and also their family, the clinical, psychological, and practical assistance they need. This multidisciplinary approach ensures every aspect of our patients' health and wellbeing is managed with the utmost professionalism and care.

Pediatric Urology Surgery: Preparation and Care

Our approach to pediatric urology is based on a method known as "one-stop anesthesia", which allows the patient to avoid certain preoperative diagnostic tests. This method is based on the collection of an accurate family and personal history, with the collaboration of the treating pediatrician.

Before surgery, it is important that the child follows a precise "Preoperative fasting protocol" in which minimum times of fasting are indicated. The child must be in good health and not present diseases of the respiratory tract such as rhinitis, bronchitis, or pharyngitis.

Before entering the operating room, the parents must provide preoperative test reports (if required) and an anesthesia consult is performed. To help the child cope with the separation from the parents without anxiety, a pre-anesthesia oral medication is administered before surgery with a sedative effect and reduction of bronchial secretions. Inside the operating room, during anesthesia, by means of special equipment, the supervision of the main vital functions (cardiocirculatory, respiratory and sometimes cerebral activity) is carried out.

The child awakens after surgery, and this is followed by a period of close monitoring in the unit by dedicated medical and nursing staff. For day surgery the resumption of nutrition is gradual. It starts with clear fluids and then solid food, unless there are any gastrointestinal problems. A modest fever in the next 24 hours is a common occurrence and should not be a source of concern.

The child can be discharged after urinating and presenting no problems. A pain prevention and management plan is established in the immediate postoperative period. A postoperative follow-up visit is scheduled after 4/8 days to make sure of the child's complete wellbeing.

At our Centers, we pay special attention to the comfort and safety of our young patients, offering them specialized and thorough care throughout the entire recovery process.

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Insurance and Conventions

We offer medical services and services on a private basis or in agreement with the main insurance companies. Some of our services are also affiliated with the National Health System.

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