Young adults who are born with congenital urologic conditions often have a unique medical history that may include multiple surgeries affecting their urogenital system and their sexual and reproductive functions. As they mature, these patients can continue their care at the Riley at IU Health Transitional Adolescent & Young Adult Urology Program.
Our goal is to provide uninterrupted, developmentally appropriate urologic care to young adults who have been treated for urologic conditions since childhood. Patients ages 18 and older often feel more comfortable continuing their treatment in a familiar environment, cared for by a team of specialists that understands their history and their age-appropriate needs.
The Transitional Adolescent & Young Adult Urology Program offers treatment and care plans based on each patient’s unique medical history. Our patients have varying levels of independence and are offered a wide range of care options. Some patients have developmental delays and have caregivers who participate in their care, while others are adults who care for themselves and live independently.
Urologists at Riley at IU Health are experienced specialists who can manage care for patients with multiple surgeries, medical conditions and mobility issues that may impact treatment of their urologic condition. We consider each person’s quality of life, personal goals, social and living situation, and access to support from friends and family.
Riley at IU Health Urology Department is the first group in the nation to focus on a model of healthcare that provides continuity for patients into adulthood and is consistently rated among the top five urology programs in the nation by U.S.News & World Report.
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 Transitional Adolescent & Young Adult Urology Program 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.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related programs & departments.
Urologists and other specialists within the Transitional Adolescent & Young Adult Urology Program are ready resources for primary care physicians, urologists and other healthcare professionals. We welcome referrals at 317.944.7469 and by fax 317.944.7481.
Through our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, members of our team participate in urology research to improve care for children. Research physicians at the Riley at IU Health Transitional Adolescent & Young Adult Urology Program study quality of life issues for adults with spina bifida who have urinary and fecal incontinence. We have also studied bladder stone disease in patients with spina bifida.
We welcome third- and fourth-year medical students who want to gain further exposure to pediatric urology. The Indiana University School of Medicine also offers a two-year fellowship program for professionals who have completed their residency. The program gives fellows additional pediatric urology training in our high-volume clinical setting. The second year of the fellowship emphasizes clinical research in pediatric urology. Learn more about related education at the Department of Urology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.