Children with colorectal and urogenital conditions may experience a range of uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as severe constipation or fecal or urinary incontinence. Older children may feel embarrassed about these abnormal bathroom functions.
The Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Health at Riley at IU Health uses a team approach to diagnose, treat and manage the full range of complex colorectal and urogenital conditions, which include:
Our multidisciplinary team includes pediatric doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses who specialize in gastroenterology, urology, behavioral health, nutrition, surgery and social work. We provide all diagnostic testing and studies, such as:
The colorectal and urogenital team at Riley at IU Health includes doctors who are nationally recognized in the management and care of children with colorectal and urogenital disorders. We are highly skilled in treating these complex conditions, which can cause further illness and complications if not properly managed.
When you join the Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Health at Riley Hospital for Children, you have the opportunity to see every specialist needed all in one visit. Our comprehensive program gives us the expertise to adjust your child’s care as he or she grows and physical and emotional needs change, especially into adolescence. Supportive programs from Child Life are available to provide extra support when you need it.
Our doctors are committed to providing care that gives your child the confidence to live and enjoy life just like any other child. Many members of our team actively participate in ongoing clinical research to improve treatments and outcomes for children with colorectal and urogenital conditions.
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
We offer a number of different Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Health services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our program.
Care provided through the Urogenital and Colorectal Health program is coordinated through our specialized pediatric colorectal and urology doctors.
The Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Health at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related programs & departments.
Your child’s pediatrician can make a referral to the Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Health. Patients and families may also contact the department or program to self-refer.
Our doctors and nurses will personally review each referral request to ensure your child receives the proper care.
We use a robust communication plan to ensure that your child’s referring doctor is an active part of the care team. To ensure this, you or your child’s doctor will have direct access to a nurse or nurse practitioner within our program to answer questions and address concerns when they arise between clinic visits.
Riley at IU Health works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond.Refer A Patient
Physicians within the Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Health work with medical students, residents and fellows. Students, residents and fellows gain hands-on experience in the outpatient clinics and inpatient services, all supervised by pediatric specialists.