Your first meeting with a pediatric urologist or nurse practitioner at Riley at IU Health focuses on getting acquainted with you and your child. Knowing your story helps us give the genuine, expert healthcare your child deserves.
Care may begin in the womb, at a certain stage of development or it may last through childhood and beyond. Whether your child needs a single procedure for a common condition, a lifetime of healthcare strategies for a rare urologic or genital condition or help with the transition from pediatric to adult care, our goal is the same: to give every child their best opportunity for optimal health.
As a parent, you may wish your child could receive healthcare from someone with the technical skills of a micro-surgeon and the compassion of a parent or family member. As the only pediatric urology program in Indiana, Riley at IU Health has a team of pediatric urologists who fit that description.
Our medical and surgical experts specialize in treating conditions of the pediatric urinary tract (kidneys, ureter, bladder) and genitalia, which can come in many forms—from common pediatric and adolescent urologic problems to the most complex genital abnormalities.
Some of these conditions have serious implications for your child’s health and emotional well-being as they mature. Many children come to us with multiple health problems that need to be managed in the context of a larger picture. Your child’s total health will always have top priority at Riley at IU Health.
We work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses every aspect of your child’s health, personal development and quality of life, supported by experts from other medical disciplines who are part of our team. Because we specialize in working with children, our child life professionals are ready to help children understand and cope with difficult procedures or simply calm them during routine tests they may find frightening.
When you choose Riley at IU Health for your child’s health, you choose one of the top five pediatric urology programs in the nation. Our specialists have advanced training in the care and surgical correction of pediatric problems with the urinary tract and/or genitalia to provide your child with the highest level of care.
Through our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, members of our team contribute to pediatric urology research that is dedicated to improving care for children. As leaders in their field, our physicians publish original research, textbook chapters and review articles in medical journals. Because of our commitment to research, Riley at IU Health provides opportunities for qualified children to get the latest treatments for a variety of conditions through clinical trials.
The quality of our clinical care and the reputation of our specialists are among 12 key performance indicators where we consistently rank at the top in an annual study by U.S.News & World Report. If surgery is needed, your child will have an experienced surgeon who is nationally and/or internationally recognized for his or her commitment to pediatric urology.
The board certified pediatric urologists who lead our urology team are at the forefront of pediatric urology. Our physicians perform advanced procedures with proven outcomes. We are also committed to advancing pediatric urology with the latest surgical approaches and technologies. In fact, the pediatric urology group at Riley at IU Health is world renowned for reconstruction of the bladder, having pioneered and perfected the use of intestine to expand bladders and build continent urinary channels.
Among the common urologic conditions we treat are:
Our physicians have developed novel techniques for the surgical management and treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a rare genetic disorder that keeps the adrenal glands from producing cortisol—a hormone that is necessary for life. We are recognized by the CARES Foundation as a center of excellence for congenital adrenal hyperplasia healthcare.
Other innovations include:
We offer a number of different Urology 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 department.
The Urology 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.
View our Guide to Surgery to ease anxiety and prepare you and your child before surgery.
Creamos esta guía como un recurso para ayudarlo a comprender mejor nuestro proceso y para aliviar un poco la ansiedad que pueda estar experimentando.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related programs.
Riley at IU Health works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond.Refer A Patient
Visit the Department of Urology at Indiana University School of Medicine for information about the latest research in the field of urology.
We welcome third- and fourth-year medical students who want to gain further exposure to our medical subspecialty. We also offer research opportunities to medical students, residents and health professionals who have an interest in pediatric urology.