The Pediatric Urology Program at Holtz Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 programs by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Children’s Hospitals rankings for 2011-12. Out of the roughly 5,000 U.S. hospitals, only about 1 in 30 has deep expertise in caring for children with serious problems. Of those few, 76 hospitals ranked among the nation’s top 50 in at least one of 10 specialties.
At Holtz Children’s Hospital, pediatric urologists treat children and adolescents with disorders of the genital tract and urinary system, ranging from structural abnormalities that are present at birth (congenital) to problems acquired as the child grows, such as urinary tract infections. Working closely with their nephrology colleagues, pediatric urologists also treat kidney anomalies, obstructions and cancer with a variety of procedures including kidney transplantation.
Pediatric urologists at Holtz also participate in delicate surgeries used to correct or treat a fetal anomaly or condition while the baby is still in its mother’s womb. One of the common surgeries performed by the specialists in the Fetal Therapy Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Hospital Center is to repair urinary tract obstruction, which could lead to the abnormal development of a baby’s kidneys and lungs.
Comprehensive Spina Bifida Program
The Comprehensive Spina Bifida Program at Holtz Children’s Hospital offers patients direct access to a multidisciplinary team of pediatric experts – all in one centralized location. Patients with spina bifida or spinal cord birth defects can receive comprehensive care in a child-friendly and compassionate environment. Our integrated team of experts addresses the needs of each patient from neurosurgical and urological treatment to dietary and transitional care.
The spina bifida clinic meets every first Tuesday of the month from 1 – 4 p.m. The practice is located on the Jackson Memorial Hospital campus in the Bachelor’s Center of Urology suite.
Self-parking is available in the North (blue) garage and valet services are located at the entrance of the Diagnostic Treatment Center (DTC).
Jackson Memorial Hospital
1080 N.W. 19th Street
Batchelor Center of Urology
Central Building, Suite 150
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305 585-3627
Fax: 305 585-3322
For more information about the spina bifida program at Holtz Children’s, click here.