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Pediatric Urology

World-Class Genitourinary Care for Children

Best Children's Hospitals - UrologyRWJBarnabas Health children’s hospitals were named among the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals for 2023 – 2024 by U.S. News & World Report. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ranked #47 for urology. The Urology ranking recognizes a four-hospital practice that is based at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital but that also provides care at three other RWJBarnabas Health hospitals – with Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, McMullen Children’s Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. The rankings assist parents of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses and their doctors in choosing the right hospital for them.

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Pediatric Urology is a subspecialty of medicine that deals with disorders of children’s genitourinary systems, including the kidneys, bladder, urethra, and genital areas. Our pediatric urology facilities have been ranked among the top in the state.

Our comprehensive services include evaluation, diagnosis, medical treatment, surgery and follow-up care for congenital and acquired urologic disorders. We keep our evaluation methods both current and comprehensive. Pediatric urologists across our New Jersey facilities are equipped with the most advanced and least invasive treatment techniques available.

Meet Our Pediatric Urology Team

Family-Focused Care

When you turn to us for the pediatric urology needs of your child, you are choosing a vast health care system that is more than just compassionate. We are family-focused. You’ll be met with the compassion, integrity, and regard for your children and family that sets us apart from other New Jersey pediatric health care providers.

We strive to provide care that is safe, effective and respectful of the dignity and individuality of your child and family.

For children who require surgery, Child Life specialists are available as a comforting and informed resource for your family. They can tell your child what they can expect during their hospital stay and help make it a more positive experience.

Multidisciplinary, State-of-the-Art Evaluation and Treatment

Some children with complex urinary problems may require the expertise of a variety of pediatric specialists in fields other than urology.

In partnership with Rutgers Health, RWJBarnabas Health offers access to the latest technology and a wealth of expertise in every pediatric field including radiology, anesthesiology, endocrinology, oncology, orthopedics, and neurology. Whenever necessary, specialists from across the spectrum of care will work together to meet the needs of our young urology patients.

For example, we can diagnose and treat urologic disorders in utero. In conjunction with our perinatal specialists, our team employs state-of-the-art early diagnosis and treatment methods to prevent future medical issues for children and their families.

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Surgeon of Excellence - Pediatric and Adolescent Robotic Surgery Our pediatric urologists always use the most advanced and least invasive treatment techniques possible to achieve a positive outcome for each patient.

RWJBarnabas Health has achieved the first-ever Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Pediatric and Adolescent Robotic Surgery in the United States. This designation recognizes our commitment to a high standard of delivery of quality patient care and safety, and means that we meet nationally and internationally recognized standards.

Pediatric robotic and laparoscopic surgeries are minimally invasive. They involve using a video camera and very thin instruments. Using these small incisions we are able to perform complex surgery. Small incisions also mean less post-operative discomfort, and faster recovery so your child will get back to normal activity faster. For older children, we offer single-port robotics. There are only a handful of centers that offer this robotic procedure.

This approach is offered for:

  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Undescended testis
  • Kidney tumors
  • Varicocele

Pediatric Urologic Conditions We Treat

Urologic conditions we treat include:

Read more about these common pediatric urologic conditions.

Pediatric Urology Programs and Specialties

RWJBarnabas Health is one of the largest and most diverse health care networks in the state of New Jersey, filled with programs like our Pediatric Urology Program. We offer access to comprehensive programs unlike any other in the state. Our teams provide evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care to infants, children and adolescents within all urological specialties with a special emphasis on the following programs and treatments:

The pediatric urologists working across our facilities are ready to work with you and your family.

Our Leadership

Joseph G. Barone, MD, MBA

Our Pediatric Urology services are led by nationally recognized expert Joseph G. Barone, MD, MBA. Dr. Barone is Medical Director of Pediatric Urology for the Children’s Health network of RWJBarnabas Health. Dr. Barone is also Chief of the Division of Urology and Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is an author, a speaker and an educator in the field.

Read about how Dr. Barone transformed a child's life with urologic surgery.

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New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio Interviews About Robotic Surgery

Listen as Haris S. Ahmed, MD, pediatric urologist, explains what robotic surgery is, and its benefits for children with urologic conditions.

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Listen as Haris S. Ahmed, MD, pediatric urologist, explains the types of robotic surgery procedures that can be done to address pediatric urologic conditions.

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Patient Stories

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Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center
200 Wyckoff Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724
(862) 781-3790
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 2nd Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
The Pediatric Specialty Center at Cooperman Barnabas - West Orange
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Suite 105
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 322-6900
Hudson Crossing Surgery Center
2 Executive Drive
Suite 102
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 470-6977

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