The Urology clinic helps with the assessment, management, treatment (medical and surgical) and follow-up of patients with diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and male reproductive organs. We see patients from newborn to 16 years old. Urology is part of a multidisciplinary team that also provides care for the Spina Bifida population and Children’s Bladder Clinic (dysfunctional elimination/enuresis).
How we help
Our Urologists work closely with different specialties to provide the best approach to disease management.
Typical surgeries include:
- Hernia/hydrocele repairs
- Hypospadias repairs
- STING procedures
Medical conditions include:
- Yesicoureteral reflux
- Congenital hydronephrosis
- Enuresis (incontinence)
- Urinary tract infections
- Dysfunctional voiding
- Renal stones
What to expect
A consult is received by the Urologist from the family doctor or pediatrician. The Urologist will review the consult and determine the timeline for an appointment. The Urology Office will notify the patient/family with an upcoming appointment date and time by phone and/or mail. If you’re unable to keep this appointment, please call the office to reschedule (902-470-8861).
On the day of your appointment, please arrive in the Shared Clinics area located on the first floor of the Children’s Building. You’ll need to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to register. Please allow extra time for parking. Please remember to bring your child’s health card, a list of medications (drugs) that your child takes, and any toys or books that will entertain your child. We make every effort to see your child at the designated time, but unfortunately things can happen that might delay you in seeing the doctor.
Upon arrival in Shared Clinics, please take a number and listen for your number to be called for registration. The Urology Clinic nurse will call your name when the physician is ready to see you and place you in an examining room. The nurse will meet with you before the physician to obtain a brief history. The Urologist may arrange for you to have some diagnostic testing done before your appointment—in such a case, every effort is made to coordinate these tests on the same day. If testing is needed, you will be notified by the office.
The IWK is a teaching hospital, so your visit may involve meeting with medical clerks (students), residents (physicians training to be a surgeon), surgical fellows (surgeons doing a subspecialty (pediatrics/urology), and nursing students. Of course, you'll see your attending urologist at every visit.
Accessing this Clinic, Program or Service
When you arrive at the IWK, parking is available at meters on University Avenue or South Street or in the public parkade off of University Avenue. If you use the parkade, you will enter the Hospital via the Goldbloom Pavilion Building. At the information desk in the Pavilion, you can obtain instructions on how to locate the Shared Clinics. Typically the green elevators are used. Go down to the 1st floor and follow the blue wave to the Shared Clinics.
Scheduling of appointments is done by the Urology Administrative Assistants. If you’re unable to attend this appointment, please call them at 902-470-8861 as soon as possible in order to reschedule.