The pediatric urologists care for common problems such as urinary tract infections, wetting, undescended testis, hernias, hydronephrosis, hypospadias, hydroceles and urinary reflux. The urologists perform reconstructive surgery and management of complex genitourinary congenital anomalies and chronic renal failure.
Our urologists also care for children with neuropathic bladder dysfunction, both congenital and acquired. Most of these patients are cared for in the multi-disciplinary spinal cord clinic.
We do not accept consultations for non-medical circumcisions. Newborn circumcisions are not done by the Urology service.
Once you arrive at the hospital, you can get directions to our clinic from the Information Desk in the front lobby of the main building.
Most of our patients have been pre-registered prior to their appointment. If you have not been contacted by the Pre-Registration Office, please go directly to the Urology Clinic and we will register you.
Plan on being at the hospital for at least an hour for your clinic visit with the Urologist. Keep in mind that should you have a procedure or test scheduled on the same day, your stay might be longer.
If you have been asked to bring a
Voiding Diary (PDF) to your appointment, please record 3 full days of information prior to your visit.
For information on planning your visit, please see:
Planning Your Visit
It is important to your child to make this visit as informative as possible, so the adult(s) who come with her/him should have the best knowledge of the history. Please bring the following to each clinic visit:
- BC CareCard/Services Card
- List of medications your child takes
- Medical or personal records, such as x-rays or lab tests. If you are unsure about what to bring, please call the clinic office.
- If you have a number of questions, most parents find it handy to make a list to bring with them
If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible (at least 48 hrs ahead of time, if possible) so that your appointment time can be used by another patient.
If your child has been in contact with any infectious diseases (such as chicken pox or measles) during the three weeks before your appointment, please let us know immediately. We may need to reschedule your appointment.
If an interpreter would be helpful for you, please phone us as soon as possible and we will arrange for this.
Your Uroflow Study will take place in the Urology Clinic in the Ambulatory Care Building. This test measures the amount of urine in the bladder, how long it takes to urinate (pee) and how fast the urine comes out.
To prepare for this test, give your child plenty to drink and do not allow them to empty their bladder for 1 hour before the Uroflow. No other preparation is needed for this test. For more information on the Uroflow Study, please see the "Tests" section under the "Patient information" tab.