El Paso’s Premier Pediatric Urology Care Providers
RGU Pediatric Urology is led by our dedicated pediatric urologic surgeon and nurse practitioner and is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of urologic disease in infants, children, and adolescents. We cover a full list of services and depth of pediatric urologic conditions in children from birth to young adulthood. We are credentialed to treat and perform surgery at both El Paso Children’s Hospital and The Hospitals of Providence Children’s Hospital.
If your child is in need of a urologist, you want to know you are getting the best care from the most dedicated professionals. That is what you find with RGU’s pediatric urologists. Rio Grande Urology is the leader in urology care and treatment in the west Texas and southern New Mexico areas. Our pediatric urologist is an expert in dealing with urologic issues in children, and they work with both care and compassion. You and your child will feel confident with our expertise.
What is Pediatric Urology?
Pediatric urologists treat infants, children, and adolescents with problems affecting the genitals or urinary tract (kidneys, ureter, bladder). These conditions can range from incontinence issues to complex issues such as birth defects, sometimes requiring surgery. Pediatric urologists are specialists in the field of urologic disorders relating specifically to children, meaning they have residency and/or fellowship training related directly to this specialty.
Some of the disorders that pediatric urologists treat include:
- Voiding issues including those related to severe urinary tract infection and vesicoureteral reflux
- Surgery for repair of structural issues such as hernia, hypospadias, phimosis, and others
- Evaluation and treatment for urological issues present before birth
- Evaluation and treatment for diseases of the kidneys such as kidney stones
- Any other concerns or disorders related to the urinary tract and genitals
Do you have questions about the circumcision procedure?
Studies have demonstrated that the benefits of circumcision are many fold. Dr. Latiff recommends that circumcision is performed while the child is a newborn. If the child is not circumcised as a newborn, Dr. Latiff will educate the parents in the need for local hygiene on a daily basis as the child grows.
Dr. Latiff answers many common questions and explains the circumcision procedure in the video below:
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our pediatric urologist, please call 915-225-2020.
We provide an extensive range of services in the field of Pediatric Urology:
- kidney infection
- kidney stones
- obstruction of the kidney (ureteropelvic junction obstruction)
- antenatal hydronephrosis
- kidney anomalies (horseshoe kidney, ectopic kidney, duplicated kidney)
- cancer of the kidney
- vesicoureteral reflux
- continence problems (daytime wetting, nocturnal enuresis, frequent urination)
- bladder stones
- neurogenic bladder (spina bifida, spinal cord injury, tethered spinal cord)
- bladder diverticulum
- posterior urethral valves
- ureteral obstruction (ureterovesical junction obstruction, ureteral stricture)
- ectopic ureter
- ureteral duplication
- ureteral stones
- penile chordee
- lateral penile curvature
- meatal stenosis
- urethral stricture
- urethral duplication
- phimosis/foreskin adhesions
- labial adhesions
- disorders of sexual differentiation (DSD)
- urinary incontinence/retention
- urinary frequency
- painful/urgent urination
- hematuria (gross or microscopic)
Complex urogenital conditions
- urogenital sinus (including congenital adrenal hyperplasia)
- Eagle Barrett (Prune Belly) syndrome