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Urinary and Reproductive Systems

2015-16 US News and World Report Urology

A pediatric urologist is someone who specializes in the treatment of children and young adults who have problems involving the kidney, bladder, urethra, and reproductive organs (ovaries, uterus, vagina, testicles, and penis). University of Iowa Children’s Hospital is home to Iowa’s only board specialty certified pediatric urologists. Unlike adults, children are still growing and it’s important that they are seen by someone with extensive knowledge and training in children’s care. Our pediatric urologists have undergone two years of additional pediatric urology training following their general urology residency.

All children receive care from a team that includes not only pediatric urologists and pediatricians, but also nurses, pediatric radiologists, child life specialists, and other health care professionals who specialize in treating children.

Our team is specially trained to treat children and young adults with conditions such as:

  • Daytime wetting or voiding dysfunction
  • Bedwetting
  • Hydrocele or hernia
  • Hypospadias
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Undescended testicle (cryptorchidism)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Prune belly syndrome
  • Vesicoureteral reflux

Treatments, tests or procedures we offer include:

  • Behavior modification
  • Medication
  • Minimally invasive (robotic) urological surgery
  • Renal ultrasound
  • Surgical correction
  • Urethral catheterization

The Pediatric Urology Clinic recognizes the special needs of young patients and their families. We understand the sensitive nature of these conditions and treatments, so it is our goal to provide a comfortable environment for both you and your child. Our team offers a welcoming atmosphere while providing special expertise to give you and your family an accurate diagnosis and solution.

Our pediatric urologists specialize in the care of infants, children and adolescents. We also collaborate with obstetricians to provide diagnoses and care plans for genitourinary issues of the fetus. Our pediatric urologists have all completed a urology residency of five to six years, as well as two years of intensive pediatric urology fellowship training. Each of our staff has also achieved special certification in pediatric urology from the American Board of Urology.

Our urology services are available for patients and families at Iowa River Landing. Located at the Coralville interchange on Interstate 80 (exit 242), Iowa River Landing offers patients easy access, free parking, several amenities, and a state-of-the-art building for delivering outstanding patient care.

Those curious about the process of giving a pediatric patient a catheter can consult this video, which explains the process of minimizing trauma of pediatric urethral catheterization using lidocaine gel.

Patient Stories

Bentley ThumbnailBentley's two beautiful, healthy kidneys

In her fifth month of pregnancy, Tuesdee learned her unborn son, Bentley, had a condition causing his kidney to swell. Her physician referred her to the pediatric urologists at UI Children's Hospital to determine how best to care for Bentley. Read more about Bentley's story.


Reducing Pain and Anxiety for Children During Catheterization

Catheterization can be a procedure that makes patients of any age nervous. This video demonstrates ways to reduce pain and stress for children through preparation, positioning, and the use of Lidocaine gel.

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Locations and Contact

Iowa City, Iowa

UI Children's Hospital
Pediatric Specialty Clinic
200 Hawkins Drive, 2400 Colloton Pavilion
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Parking: Parking and Wayfinding. Valet Services Available
In House Directions: Elevator F, Level 2.


Monday through Friday
8 am-5 pm


  • Appointment: 319-356-2229
  • Emergency: 319-356-1616
  • Toll Free: 888-573-KIDS (5437)

Coralville, Iowa

UI Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa River Landing
105 East 9th Street
Coralville, Iowa 52241

Parking: Free parking


Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm


  • Appointment: 319-467-2000
  • Toll Free: 855-467-3700

Bettendorf, Iowa

University of Iowa Children's Hospital - Pediatric Specialty Services
Located at Genesis Health Group
865 Lincoln Road, Suite 500
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722


  • Appointment: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)

Waterloo, Iowa

Covenant Clinic - Urology
3410 Kimball Ave
Waterloo, Iowa 50702


  • Phone: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)

Care Team

Other Team Members

  Kristine Bonnet Kristine Bonnett, ARNP
Advanced Practice Pediatric Urology Specialty Nurse
 Angie Dains Angie Dains, RN
Pediatric Urology Specialty Nurse
 Lisa Gerard Lisa Gerard, RN
Pediatric Urology Specialty Nurse
  Catherine (Kate) Reiling, CMA
Pediatric Urology Specialty Nursing Assistant