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Dr. Craig Smith
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Pediatric Urology (Overview)

Urinary or kidney problems account for 15% of all chief complaints by children. These range from difficulty in toilet training to major birth defects to urinary tract infections. A pediatric urologist has special training in the evaluation and medical or surgical management of these problems. Most pediatric urologists are affiliated with children's hospitals.


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What is the definition or description of: pediatric urology?

What is the definition or description of: pediatric urology?

Children urology: Urinary or kidney problems account for 15% of all chief complaints by children. These range from difficulty in toilet training to major birth defects to urinary tract infections. A pediatric urologist has special training in the evaluation and medical or surgical management of these problems. Most pediatric urologists are affiliated with children's hospitals. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Smith
33 doctors shared insights

Pediatric Urology (Overview)

Urinary or kidney problems account for 15% of all chief complaints by children. These range from difficulty in toilet training to major birth defects to urinary tract infections. A pediatric urologist has special training in the evaluation and medical or surgical management of these problems. Most pediatric urologists are affiliated with children's hospitals.


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What are some good "pediatric urology surgeon" for hypospadias problem?

What are some good "pediatric urology surgeon" for hypospadias problem?

Dallas & Fort Worth: Following are 3 pediatric urologists with excellent reputations in your area: Clanton Harrison MD in Dallas, Jonathon Kaye MD & Jeff Pugach in Fort Worth ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good pediatric urology surgeon for hypospadias problem?

Can you suggest some good pediatric urology surgeon for hypospadias problem?

Close to you: Following are well respected & excellent: Craig Peters MD, Harry Gil Rushton MD both at at Children's National with a branch in Virginia, Boyd Winslow MD in Richmond Virginia & Charles Horton Jr. MD in Virginia Beach. ...Read more

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What is done at a urology exam?

What is done at a urology exam?

History & physical.: The appointment will consist of a detailed history and physical exam. The exam will focus on the abdomen and genitals. In men, inspection of the penis, palpation of the testicles, and a hernia check will occur. If indicated, the prostate is checked by a digital rectal exam. In women, there may be a pelvic exam if indicated. A urine sample may be taken and checked. Urine flow can be analyzed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: urology?

What is the definition or description of: urology?

A surgical specialty: Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by the american urological association. ...Read more

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What to expect at my first urology appointment for hydronephrosis?

Possible diagnosis: Your visit will be a history and physical examination, your md may review your films that diagnosis the hydronephrosis. They may also order another type of imaging: ct scan or renal us. The degree of hydronephrosis may very minimal and require no treatment. Hydronephrosis can be caused by stones, previous surgeries or can a variant of normal. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a urology clinic?

What can I expect at a urology clinic?

History & physical.: The appointment will consist of a detailed history and physical exam. The exam will focus on the abdomen and genitals. In men, inspection of the penis, palpation of the testicles, and a hernia check will occur. If indicated, the prostate is checked by a digital rectal exam. In women, there may be a pelvic exam if indicated. A urine sample may be taken and checked. Urine flow can be analyzed. ...Read more

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What are the best urology clinic/doctors in the usa?

What are the best urology clinic/doctors in the usa?

Investigation: There are many fine urology doctors and centers scattered throughout the usa. You can inquire about training, years of experience, affiliations with major medical centers, honors, etc. Your local medical society and major hospitals are good information sources. ...Read more

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What blood tests are there for urology prostate uses?

What blood tests are there for urology prostate uses?

The PSA & fPSA : Most men are screened with a psa blood test. This test is specific for the prostate but not specific for prostate cancer . It may be elevated by infection, inflammation or benign enlargement. The free psa fraction (fpsa) helps identify men at higher risk for cancer. Perhaps most important is to get a psa at age 40 or 45 as a baseline and then to be able to track changes (psa velocity) over time. ...Read more

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How to deal with outbreak of infection in a urology setup?

How to deal with outbreak of infection in a urology setup?

Comprehensively. : As the prevalence of drug-resistant bacteria increases, we must do what we can to protect our patients from cross-contamination. All care areas must be swabbed to identify pathogenic bacteria. All hygiene & cleaning procedures must be reviewed. All sterilization equipment must be audited. Antibiotics must be chosen judiciously based on local resistance patterns. Ongoing surveillance is essential. ...Read more

Dr. Weber Chuang
359 doctors shared insights

Urology (Definition)

Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more


Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Pediatrics (Definition)

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