Congenital means “born with.” A congenital abnormality is a condition that exists at birth. It can cause health problems or affect how your body works.
In the Northwestern Medicine Transitional Urology Program, we have experts who specialize in the care of children and adults with congenital abnormalities that affect the genital and urinary organs. These conditions also often impact the reproductive system.
Our team has specialized training and many years of experience in this type of care, including:
- A urologist who has been treating these conditions in adults since 2002
- A urologist who treats adults at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and children at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
This unique program allows us to offer continuous care from childhood through adulthood.
With compassion and expertise, we treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Bladder and cloacal exstrophy
- Cloacal anomalies
- Differences of sexual development
- Neurogenic bladder and bowel
- Pediatric urologic cancer (rhabdomyosarcoma, Wilms)
- Posterior urethral valves
- Prune belly syndrome (Eagle-Barrett syndrome)
- Ureteral anomalies (ureterocele, duplicated kidneys, ectopic ureter)
- Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
- VATER syndrome
- Vesicoureteral reflux