Welcome to the Division of Urology's team page! We are excited to be part of the sixth annual Walk and Play L.A.
Urologic conditions—most commonly diagnosed at birth and affecting the urinary and reproductive tracts—often have lifelong consequences for the child and family, both medically and emotionally. So often these cases involve highly sensitive and personal issues and typically are not discussed freely. As you can imagine, this makes it difficult for parents to communicate and children to understand and cope with the needs of their bodies.
This year, our team will walk and fundraise to support two initiatives:
Complex Reconstruction and Malformations Program
Experts in the Complex Reconstruction and Malformations Program use the most contemporary surgical approaches to repair a child's bladder and/or external genitalia. These delicate procedures help ensure that a child’s organs are functional and normal, which have lifelong implications. Instead of performing several surgeries, a team collaborates to combine multiple repairs during a single operation. This reduces the need for future surgeries, minimizes anesthesia and shortens the duration of a child’s hospitalization. Since implementing this technique, patients in the Division of Pediatric Urology have experienced better functional and cosmetic outcomes with fewer surgeries.
Education and Training
Essential to caring for our patients today and tomorrow is the ability to recruit and train the next generation of pediatric urologists. These specialists are more frequently trained in adult care; few are called to this complex pediatric specialty and their training depends on very select academic pediatric institutions capable of mentoring young physicians and providing them with enough exposure to a variety of cases to develop their expertise. We are one of them. Our fellowship program attracts and supports the “best and brightest” surgeons, preparing them for successful careers while also retaining their talent to care for patients today.
Here are a few ways you can get involved:
- Join our team and create your own fundraising page.
- Make a direct donation to our Walk team page.
- Donate to a team member using the list at the right and help us reach our fundraising goal.
- Come Walk with us!
We hope you'll join us at the walk on June 25th at the Coliseum and help support our fundraising efforts.
Your charitable gift will make a difference in the lives of many young patients and their families. Any amount, big or small, will be greatly appreciated and will help us create hope and build healthier futures for their families of Southern California and beyond.