This includes innovative programs in the reconstruction of several genito-urinary malformations and ambiguous genitalia, as well as robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery and urinary stone disease.
Our mission is to provide each patient and family with the highest quality medical care in a supportive and safe environment that focuses on whole-person wellbeing. The provider team contributes their combined experience and expertise to the common goal of helping young patients lead normal and healthy lives. They also remain actively involved in research to continually improve care, with over 150 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals and hundreds of presentations and lectures across five continents.
Pioneering Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
The surgical team, under the directorship of Pablo Gomez, MD, is a world leader in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. It has collectively treated thousands of cases and pioneered procedures in minimally invasive surgery that were once thought impossible for children, including laparoscopic appendicovesicostomy and laparoscopic pyelolithotomy. We also hold a patent on a high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) device for fetal surgery — a non-invasive alternative method of occlusion designed to help avoid complications.
Our physicians are pioneers in the field of robotic surgery. They were the first to perform robotic pyeloplasty in infants, nerve-sparing robotic extravesical re-implant of ureters for reflux and robotic uretero-ureterostomy.
Pediatric Kidney Stone Center
AdventHealth for Children has a comprehensive Pediatric Kidney Stone Center to properly address the unique needs of children with stone disease. The only program of its type in Central Florida, it is dedicated to the management and research of kidney stones in children. A multidisciplinary team of specialists provides the diagnostic acumen required to medically treat stone disease and perform intervention when surgery is needed. Children affected by stone disease are also offered support and education, clinical trial information and participation, dietary and medical management, and genetic counseling.
Voiding Dysfunction and Urodynamics Program
This comprehensive program is devoted to the treatment and management of children who have both day-time and night-time urinary incontinence. After an initial assessment of severity and type of wetting, a variety of non-invasive techniques, including behavioral modification and medical options, are offered to treat this common yet challenging problem.
Providing a Full Range of Pediatric Urologic Care
Pediatric urologic conditions treated at AdventHealth for Children include but are not limited to:
- Obstructions in the urinary tract
- Vesicoureteral reflux
- Testicular abnormalities including tumor
- Hydroceles and hernias
- Myelomeningocele (spina bifida)
- Genital abnormalities including penile issues, hypospadias, cloaca and exstrophy
- Genitourinary tumors
- Kidney stone disease
- Disorders of sexual difference
- Urinary tract infections
- Day and night-time wetting
- Urologic trauma
- Prenatal diagnosis and management
Most Common Urology Procedure Types
- Inguinal hernia
- Penile chordee correction
- Ureteral procedures
Board-certified pediatric urologist Pasquale “Pat” Casale, MD, MHA, joined AdventHealth for Children in September 2019.
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