To treat children and watch them recover can be one of the most rewarding experiences in medicine. Some 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 link below). This specialist paediatric urology training qualifies them to deal with more complex, childhood urological conditions, including:
- congenital hypospadias;
- bladder reconstruction;
- sex differentiation disorders;
- urinary reflux up to the kidneys; and
- childhood genitourinary cancers.
The British Association of Paediatric Urologists (BAPU) has a membership separate from BAUS, and is devoted entirely to urology in infants, children & the newborn. It also includes foetal urology (the detection and treatment of abnormalities in the womb during pregnancy). Click the logo (left) to visit the BAPU website.