If your child experiences an illness or condition that affects their urinary tract or genitals, accessing the right care can help you restore and maintain your child’s health. At Golden Gate Urology Berkeley in Berkeley, California, expert urologists Joel A. Piser, MD, Chi K. Lee, MD, Andrew J. Pienkny, MD, Daniel Oberlin, MD, and Greg A. Barmé, MD offer accurate diagnoses and personalized treatment for a wide range of pediatric urology conditions. The team specializes in safe and effective patient-centered care for children of all ages, including newborns, adolescents, and teens. To schedule an appointment for your child, call the office or book online today.
Golden Gate Urology Berkeley offers in-office diagnostics and effective treatment for a number of conditions including:
The diaphragm muscle separates the contents of the chest (heart and lungs) from the contents of the abdomen (stomach, intestines, and liver). In some children, the abdominal muscle fails to close completely, leaving a small hole. When the contents of the abdomen move through this small opening into the chest area, it’s known as a congenital hernia. Congenital hernias take up space in the chest and can limit the development of your child’s lungs.
For many children, occasional bedwetting is a normal part of growing up. If your child continues to experience bedwetting after age 5, it’s called nocturnal enuresis. Your child can experience nocturnal enuresis as a result of an underdeveloped bladder or kidney. Some children develop the condition as a result of stress or urinary tract infections. Children and teens who get inadequate hours of sleep can also develop bedwetting issues.
Phimosis refers to the inability to pull back the foreskin from the head of the penis. By age 3, uncircumcised children should have the ability to retract the foreskin. Phimosis causes a tight ring around the head of the penis that prevents full retraction. Phimosis can make urination difficult and lead to sexual or reproductive complications in the future.
Hypospadias is a congenital condition that causes the opening of the urethra to develop on the underside of the penis instead of at the tip. Hypospadias can affect the function and appearance of your child’s penis and cause abnormal spraying when your child urinates. Treatment typically involves surgery to correct the position of your child’s urethral opening.
If your child is suffering from mild phimosis or nocturnal enuresis, your doctor may recommend conservative treatment like a topical corticosteroid or oral medication. Your doctor can also help you and your child develop better habits for staying dry during the night.
If your child’s condition requires surgery, Golden Gate Urology Berkeley specializes in a number of minimally invasive and robotic surgeries. The team provides safe and effective surgical corrections using the most advanced surgical techniques. The team also provides circumcisions.
Golden Gate Urology Berkeley offers personalized pediatric urology. During your child’s visit, your doctor performs a thorough examination. In addition to a physical exam, your doctor may administer a urine test, blood test, or imaging test. Your doctor uses this information to determine the best solution for your child’s condition and develop a personalized treatment plan.
The team partners with you to ensure your child receives the care they need to restore their health. To schedule your pediatric appointment, book by phone or online today.