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Pediatric Urology 

The Pediatric Urology department at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital diagnoses and treats conditions concerning the urinary tract, reproductove organs and kidneys. Learn more about the different issues we diagnose and treat, what you can expect when you come for a visit and some resources for you and your child.

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What is a pediatric urologist?

Symptoms and diagnosing urological problems


What to expect when you visit

Meet the team



Contact us/Request an appointment

To make an appointment, please call 314-268-4010 or request an appointment here and one of our schedulers will call you at a time you choose.


What is a pediatric urologist?

A pediatric urologist is a medical doctor and surgeon who treats both boys and girls who have illnesses or issues with their urinary and/or reproductive organs. This can include kidneys, ureters, bladders and genitals among others. Many pediatric urologists treat children as early as birth, but at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon our pediatric urologists diagnose and help treat babies before they’re even born through the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute.

Learn more about symptoms of the different urological conditions we treat.


Symptoms and diagnosing urological problems

A child having frequent, uncontrolled or painful urination, could be a sign of a serious urological condition. Children are not small adults though and don’t always know how to tell an adult if something is wrong. Resources like this elimination diary or this urinary, bowel and sleep questionnaire can help you keep track of their urination and bowel movement patterns.

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon uses state-of-the-art testing to diagnose urologic diseases and disorders in babies, children and adolescents. We are even able to detect urologic issues in babies before they’re born in collaboration with the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute.

These tests include:

  • Biopsy
  • Blood tests
  • Computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan
  • Cystoscopy
  • Intravenous pyelogram
  • Nuclear renal scan
  • Ultrasound
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Urodynamics
  • Voiding cystourethrogram
  • X-ray



Urological conditions, or abnormalities of the urinary tract and/or kidneys, are very common among children in the United States, affecting millions each year.

Urologic conditions that are diagnosed and treated include:

  • Ambiguous genitalia
  • Bladder Exstrophy
  • Hematuria
  • Hernias and hydroceles
  • Hypospadias
  • Incontinence
  • Kidney stones
  • Megaureter
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Undescended testes
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Urinary stones
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vesicoureteral reflux 


What to expect when you visit

When you come for your child’s visit, you should expect to go over a fair amount of information, especially on your first visit. Please bring any medical records, x-rays or lab results/reports from your pediatrician or from another referring physician. These things can even be brought in on CD or DVD to make for a faster transfer.

The urology care team may ask that you have one or more of the following documents filled out before your child's visit.

Urinary, bowel and sleep questionaire

Elimination diary


Meet the team

Barry Duel, MD, Division Director

Taylor Colvin, PA

Nancy VanCleave, RN, CPNP

Melanie Hussey, RN, CPNP

Nancy Walters, RN, Clinical Coordinator

Louisa Salvin, RN, Urodynamic Myelo Clinical Coordinator

Cynthia Curran-Gramm, Administrative Assistant

At SSM Health Cardinal Glennon, we treat the whole child. Often times this means treating not just one illness or disease. To provide the best, most complete care possible, the Pediatric Urology team works with a multi-disciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals as well as with different areas or departments within the hospital. Some of these include:

Clinical Nutrition


St. Louis Fetal Care Institute

Surgery Services



American Academy of Pediatrics

Genitals and Urinary Tract

Circumcision  | Should Baby be circumcised?

Saint Louis University School of Medicine | Division of Urologic Surgery


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