Urinary and Reproductive Systems

A pediatric urologist is someone who specializes in the treatment of children and young adults who have problems involving the kidney, bladder, urethra, and reproductive organs (ovaries, uterus, vagina, testicles, and penis). University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is home to Iowa’s only board specialty certified pediatric urologists. Unlike adults, children are still growing and it’s important that they are seen by someone with extensive knowledge and training in children’s care. Our pediatric urologists have undergone two years of additional pediatric urology training following their general urology residency.

All children receive care from a team that includes not only pediatric urologists and pediatricians, but also nurses, pediatric radiologists, child life specialists, and other health care professionals who specialize in treating children.

Our team is specially trained to treat children and young adults with conditions such as:

  • Daytime wetting or voiding dysfunction
  • Bedwetting
  • Hydrocele or hernia
  • Hypospadias
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Undescended testicle (cryptorchidism)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Prune belly syndrome
  • Vesicoureteral reflux

Treatments, tests or procedures we offer include:

  • Behavior modification
  • Medication
  • Minimally invasive (robotic) urological surgery
  • Renal ultrasound
  • Surgical correction
  • Urethral catheterization

The Pediatric Urology Clinic recognizes the special needs of young patients and their families. We understand the sensitive nature of these conditions and treatments, so it is our goal to provide a comfortable environment for both you and your child. Our team offers a welcoming atmosphere while providing special expertise to give you and your family an accurate diagnosis and solution.

Our pediatric urologists specialize in the care of infants, children and adolescents. We also collaborate with obstetricians to provide diagnoses and care plans for genitourinary issues of the fetus. Our pediatric urologists have all completed a urology residency of five to six years, as well as two years of intensive pediatric urology fellowship training. Each of our staff has also achieved special certification in pediatric urology from the American Board of Urology.

Our urology services are available for patients and families at Iowa River Landing. Located at the Coralville interchange on Interstate 80 (exit 242), Iowa River Landing offers patients easy access, free parking, several amenities, and a state-of-the-art building for delivering outstanding patient care.


Videos

For Families: Reducing Pain and Anxiety for Children During Catheterization

Catheterization can be a procedure that makes patients of any age nervous. This video demonstrates ways to reduce pain and stress for children through preparation, positioning, and the use of Lidocaine gel.

Patient Stories

  • Parent Blog: Ashley Feldman

    "The nurses make you feel like they are part of your family and that they care about your child as much as you do. The staff was so reassuring in some of the scariest times."Read more

  • Lincoln Ortman

    Lincoln Ortman portrait

    Lincoln was just 5 months old when he was diagnosed with PELVIS syndrome, a congenital condition in which he had several birth defects. After a visit to a neurosurgeon in South Dakota, where his family lived at the time, Lincoln and his parents were referred to UI Stead Family Children's Hospital.Read more

  • Makayla Bell

    Makayla Bell portrait

    Makayla was born three weeks premature at UI Stead Family Children's Hospital with additional birth defects. The doctors diagnosed her with OEIS syndrome, which occurs in just one of 300,000 infants. Once Makayla was born, a team of pediatric specialists worked together to develop a plan of care and she had her first surgery at just five days old.Read more

  • Bentley's two beautiful, healthy kidneys

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    In her fifth month of pregnancy, Tuesdee learned her unborn son, Bentley, had a condition causing his kidney to swell. Her physician referred her to the pediatric urologists at UI Stead Family Children's Hospital to determine how best to care for Bentley. Read more about Bentley's story.Read more

  • Brynn Carnahan

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    When Brynn was nearly 18 months old, the Carnahans’ pediatrician referred the family to UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, where pediatric urology specialists ordered a series of tests to aid in Brynn’s diagnosis. They found that nerve damage from a tumor made it difficult for Brynn to completely empty her bladder, which led to the recurring infections.Read more

Locations and Contact

  • Iowa City, Iowa

    Pediatric Specialty Clinic (Iowa City)

    2400 Colloton Pavilion
    In House Directions: Elevator F, Level 2
    UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, IA 52242
    Hours
    • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Contact
    • Appointment: 319-356-2229
    • Emergency: 319-356-1616
    • Toll Free: 888-573-KIDS (5437)
  • Coralville, Iowa

    Pediatric Specialty Services (IRL)

    UI Hospitals and Clinics–Iowa River Landing
    105 East 9th Street
    Coralville, IA 52241
    Hours
    • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Contact
    • Phone: 319-467-2000
    • Toll free: 855-467-3700
  • Bettendorf, Iowa

    Pediatric Specialty Services (Quad Cities)

    University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Specialty Services (Quad Cities)
    865 Lincoln Road
    Suite 500
    Bettendorf, IA 52272
    Contact
    • Phone: 563-344-2240
    • Toll free: 877-386-9105
  • Clive, Iowa

    Outreach Clinic (Clive)

    Mercy West Building
    1601 NW 114th Street
    Suite 240
    Clive, IA 50325
    Contact
    • Phone: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)
  • Dubuque, Iowa

    Mercy Medical Center (Dubuque)

    Mercy Medical Center
    250 Mercy Drive
    Dubuque, IA 52001
    Contact
    • Phone: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)
  • Waterloo, Iowa

    Covenant Clinic Urology (Waterloo)

    Covenant Clinic - Urology
    3410 Kimball Avenue
    Waterloo, IA 50702
    Contact
    • Phone: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)

Care Team

Other Team Members

Pediatric Urology Specialty Nurses

 Angie Dains thumbnail Angie Dains, RN
dainsa@healthcare.uiowa.edu
 Lisa Gerard thumbnail Lisa Gerard, RN
lisa-l-gerard@uiowa.edu

Pediatric Urology Specialty Certified Medical Assistant

Katy Reiling Catherine (Katy) Reiling, CMA
catherine-reiling@uiowa.edu