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Introduction to the Urology team

You may be new to needing urology care or you might be new to the area. Urology is about looking after problems with the kidneys, ureters, bladders and genitals. You will find lots of useful links about the investigations and procedures we can do.

Who is in the team?

We are a mix of surgeons, doctors and nurses:

  • Caroline Macdonald – Urology Surgery Consultant- Team Lead
  • Prasad Godbole and Suresh Murthi – Urology Surgery Consultants
  • Sarah Boulby – Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Carol Hipkiss and Louise Kelly – Nurse Specialists
  • Amanda Smith – Support Worker
  • Theresa Maley – Admin

What do we do?

Our main areas of work include:

  • in hospital (inpatient) and at home (outpatient) urology care for children
  • improving the quality of urology care for children using studies and science to guide us
  • keeping you up to date and providing advanced urology care
  • supporting children in the community who have to catheterise, which means using a tube to drain the bladder, because their bladders don’t work very well
  • providing education and training to other health workers and families
  • work closely with the continence team at Centenary House and their products assessment service

Types of clinics

We offer a range of clinics.

  • Our nurse clinics are useful for issues of wetting. They are experts in tips and tricks that help with getting dry.
  • We have a clinic where we follow children who have or might have kidney problems with our nephrology team. They look after the filtering part of the kidney and we make sure the urine drains.
  • We have an Acquired Spinal Injury clinic that looks after children whose bladder is working badly because of an accident to the spine. We have a combined spinal clinic looking after children born with problems of the spine.

We look after children until they are 16 years old. At that point, we have some set clinics that allow them to meet the team looking after them when they get older and have the confidence to care for themselves.

What kind of tests do you offer?

Outpatient (OPD) tests mean that you come into the hospital for the day for:

What kind of surgeries do you offer?

We offer all the common surgeries of urology. These include:

  • Circumcisions
  • Prepucioplasties
  • Hypospadias surgery
  • Pyeloplasty
  • STING for vesicoureteric reflux
  • Reimplantation
  • Mitrofanoff
  • Augment
  • Nephrectomy

Do you do any specialist surgeries?

Yes. Some of our specialist surgery includes:

  • minimal access surgery for children with stones in their kidneys, ureters and bladders
  • work with gynaecologists to help girls with problems of the reproductive tract
  • specialist surgery for children born with differences in their sexual organs

Useful links and websites

ERIC- The Children’s bladder and bowel charity
www.eric.org.uk

Bladder and bowel UK- Charity supporting people with bladder and bowel problems
www.bbuk.org.uk

Infokid- Information for parents and carers about children’s kidney conditions
www.infokid.org.uk

EMEESY- Children’s Kidney network for the East Midlands, East of England and South Yorkshire
www.emeesykidney.nhs.uk

Contact us

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact:

Urology nursing office 0114 22(60502)

Consultant Secretary 0114 27(17339)

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Disclaimer

Please note this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s. The details in this resource may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

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Urology Nurse Team 0114 226 0502

Urology Consultant Secretary : 0114 2717339

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Western Bank
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S10 2TH

United Kingdom

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