The Division of Pediatric Urology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital provides care for children with all urological conditions and is staffed by UAMS faculty members who serve as medical staff at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. ACH serves as the pediatric teaching affiliate of UAMS and is home to the UAMS Department of Pediatrics.
The Division of Pediatric Urology treats a wide range of pediatric urologic conditions, in some cases using complex laparoscopy and robotics. These include:
- vesicoureteral reflux
- hydronephrosis (prenatal, post natal)
- disorders of sexual development
- spina bifida (neurogenic bladder)
- spinal cord injury
- kidney stones
- undescended testicles
- urinary incontinence
- urinary tract infection
The Division of Pediatric Urology is increasingly growing to meet the needs of Arkansans and with the help and leadership of Dr. Stephen Canon, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Urology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the division has successfully recruited two additional Pediatric Urologists, Dr. Ashay Patel and Dr. Ismael Zamilpa. The division has two full-time nurse practitioners, Peyton Mills, APN, and Andrea Van Lierop, APN, to focus on the evaluation and treatment of non-surgical pediatric urologic problems (i.e., daytime urinary incontinence, dysfunction elimination, and nighttime urinary incontinence). Our services also include two full-time specialty nurses, Lindsay Titsworth, RN and Marla Miller, RN, who assist in the daily coordination and delivery of specialized care for the division. Resident education and clinical research continue to be an integral emphasis of the Division of Pediatric Urology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
The Uro-Oncology Clinic (UNOC) is located on the Sixth floor of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and offers a broad range of urological services to the genitourinary oncology patient, including erectile dysfunction, stoma care and cancer prevention. We have a full range of patient educations materials and media. Patients are offered the opportunity to participate in one of many clinical trials in a designated Clinical Trials clinic every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Mondays and Fridays are reserved for patient consultations, return visits and minor procedures including cystoscopies, transrectal ultrasound biopsies, minor urodynamics, and intravesical therapies. Many of the minor patient problems can be addressed in the oncology nursing clinic on Wednesdays. We are excited about two new recently opened clinics: a Laparoscopic Oncology Clinic on alternating Friday afternoons and a Brachytherapy Clinic every Tuesday afternoon. Our goal is to offer the best contemporary cancer care to patients and provide a conduit for translational research to make it from the research laboratory to the patient.
A free range of diagnostic and treatment options for male infertility are offered including semen analysis, medical therapy and surgical procedures including varicocelectomies, vasectomy reversals and sperm retrieval for artificial insemination.
Male Sexual Dysfunction
Problems of low sex drive, impotence and ejaculatory disorders are addressed in a confidential manner.
Since the first laparoscopic nephrectomy in Arkansas performed here in 2000, we have been at the forefront of minimally invasive treatment of urological diseases using cutting edge technologies. The advantages of laparoscopy over conventional open surgery include smaller incisions, decreased postoperative pain and decreased hospital stay with faster recovery. We offer laparoscopic treatment for many benign and malignant kidney conditions including nephrectomy (removal of the entire kidney), partial nephrectomy (removal of part of the kidney). We also perform laparoscopic cryosurgery (freezing of kidney tumor). Other laparoscopic surgeries that are performed here include adrenalectomy, pyeloplasty and radical prostatectomy.
The UAMS Medical Center Incontinence Center offers state of the art incontinence care for patients with urinary incontinence. The center specializes in female incontinence, post-prostatectomy incontinence, and incontinence in patients with neurogenic disorders. The clinic offers patients the most sophisticated diagnostic Video-Urodynamics lab in the state, as well as expertise in the various surgical and non-surgical therapies for incontinence.