To treat children and watch them recover can be one of the most rewarding experiences in medicine. Many urologists are involved in the treatment of children with kidney infections, congenital hernias, undescended testicles and a variety of other straightforward conditions.
For more detailed information about undescended testicles click here or, to read about problems associated with a tight foreskin, click here.
A few urologists undergo additional training to become highly-specialised paediatric urologists (see below). Paediatric urologists undergo specialist training to deal with more complex, childhood urological conditions including:
- bladder reconstruction;
- sex differentiation disorders;
- the treatment of urinary reflux; and
- childhood genitourinary tract cancers.
The British Association of Paediatric Urologists (BAPU) has a membership devoted
entirely to urology in infants & children. Click here to visit the BAPU website