Choosing the best urology program for your child
When your child has a urinary- or genital-tract condition, the urology team at Children’s Mercy provides excellent care in a child-friendly environment. The department has earned recognition as one of the top programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The urology team has expertise in all aspects of urological care. Our providers are frequently part of specialty clinics for children with complex conditions that involve coordinated care plans, such as GI, endocrine, and colorectal conditions.
Fast recovery, tiny scars
Level 1 Children's Surgery Center
If your child’s condition requires surgery, choosing Children’s Mercy means you’ll be working with one of only a handful of pediatric hospitals verified as a Level 1 (top ranked) surgery center. We use minimally invasive surgical approaches that are less painful and have quicker recovery times, with smaller scars. Your urology team will continue to provide long-term follow-up support for as long as you need it in our clinic.
Anesthesia that’s customized for your child
At Children’s Mercy, a pediatric anesthesiologist is an active member of your child’s care team before, during and after their surgery or procedure. We administer anesthesia for more than 27,000 kids per year—that’s 74 per day—so our team is experienced at finding just-right doses of medication for kids of all sizes.
No problem too complex
Many conditions we treat are congenital differences, meaning children are born with them. Our staff has extensive training and experience in caring for children and teens with all types of urological conditions. We take a team approach to care by bringing all your providers together in one place to create a convenient, comprehensive experience for your family.
If your child needs additional testing, our radiology department is ready to put them at ease during urological diagnostic tests. We also provide several specialty clinics where multiple providers from different medical and surgical disciplines combine to create a comprehensive plan for your child’s unique needs.
Expert care, close to home
Children’s Mercy is continually expanding our secure and convenient telemedicine services to provide easy access to our urology specialists through virtual visits. Depending on your child’s needs, you can visit with your urologist by telemedicine from one of our outreach clinics throughout Missouri and Kansas, or in some cases, from home.
See answers to common questions about telemedicine