Pediatric Urology

Pediatric urology is a sub-specialty of urology dealing with congenital anatomical or functional disorders of the genitourinary system in children. It encompasses a wide spectrum of disorders from complex reconstructive puzzles such as bladder extrophy to the mundane complaint of nocturnal enuresis.There have been many advances that have occurred in this field since last few decades with the impact of fetal imaging and ministration of endoscopic equipment.

Common clinical scenarios in your day to day practice

  • antenatal hydronephrosis on fetal imaging
  • poor stream since birth
  • recurrent febrile UTI
  • urinary incontinence beyond age of 5 years
  • genital maldevelopment (hypospdias, cryptorchidism )
  • renal insuffiency especially in the first decade of life

Common procedures performed

  • endoscopic posterior urethral fulguration
  • Anderson- Hynes pyeloplasty ( PUJ Obstuction)
  • Ureteric reimplantation (vesico- ureteric reflux)
  • Hypospadias repair
  • Orchidopexy (open/ laparascopic)
  • Augmentation cystoplasty + mitrafanoff conduit
  • Nephrectomy (radical/ partial ) open & laparoscopic

I have evinced keen interest in this specialty of urology working as a registrar in Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai. Under the inspirational guidance of Dr. Punjani, a renowned pediatric urologist in India and Dr. Divesh desai now consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital,London. I was fortunate to be involved in the management of complex cases pertaining to this field.

Dr.Ravindra Varma

Dr. G.Ravindra Varma M.S.,M.Ch.,(Uro) Bombay
D.N.B.(Genito_Urinary Surgery)
Fellow Urology (Singapore)

Consultant
Urologist & Andrologist