Pediatric Urology

Dr. Angela Arlen, Pediatric Specialty Center, New Haven, CT

Yale Urology offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of our pediatric patients enduring urological conditions. We bring together specialists from across Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, our Pediatric Specialty Centers, and Smilow Cancer Hospital to craft a personalized course of treatment. It's an unparalleled collection of talent, gathered with a single purpose: to give your child the best care possible.

First-class care for your child starts with our renowned team of physicians directing a personalized course of diagnostic and treatment services. We recognize that complex urologic problems require the expertise of several specialists for both outpatient evaluation and surgery. For this reason, we collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of experts including fetal medicine specialists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, oncologists, radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons.

Innovative Treatment

Yale Urology offers the latest treatments and techniques, including minimally-invasive approaches such as endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery for a full range of congenital and acquired urological conditions. The length of stay with these procedures has proven to be significantly lower than surgery using traditional methods, allowing your child to return home more quickly than with traditional surgery. 

We also provide multidisciplinary care for patients with spina bifida and urologic fetal anomalies, with special interest in complex urogenital reconstruction and stone disease in children.

Compassionate Care

We understand that the surgical and treatment process can feel frightening or overwhelming for both you and your child. An integral part of our approach is to provide you with the support you need through detailed answers and by thoroughly explaining your child’s condition and treatment options. 

We also let parents visit their children in the ICU and accompany doctors during patient rounds. We take extra measures to make sure your child feels safe and comfortable during every visit. Pediatric patients are seen in a child-oriented setting, designed to meet the specific needs and interests of children. Every step in the process takes place with pediatric specialists managing care, while incorporating the expertise of child life specialists.

Our Team

First-class care for your child starts with our renowned team of physicians directing a personalized course of diagnostic and treatment services. We recognize that complex urologic problems require the expertise of several specialists for both outpatient evaluation and surgery. For this reason, we collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of experts including fetal medicine specialists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, oncologists, radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons.

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  • Israel Franco

    Professor of Clinical Urology; Director of Yale-New Haven Children’s Bladder and Continence Program; Director of Yale Medicine Pediatric Bladder & Continence Program

    Clinical Interests
    Urinary Bladder Diseases; Laparoscopy; Prune Belly Syndrome; Urinary Tract; Urination Disorders
  • Adam Benjamin Hittelman

    Associate Professor in Urology; Residency Director, Urology

    Clinical Interests
    Bladder Exstrophy; Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Circumcision, Male; Cryptorchidism; Hernia, Inguinal; Testicular Hydrocele; Hypospadias; Kidney Calculi; Nephrectomy; Phimosis; Prune Belly Syndrome; Disorders of Sex Development; Spermatic Cord Torsion; Ureter; Ureterocele; Urethral Stricture; Urinary Incontinence; Urinary Tract Infections; Urogenital Abnormalities; Urology; Vesico-Ureteral Reflux
  • Sarah Lambert

    Assistant Professor of Urology

    Clinical Interests
    Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Testicular Hydrocele; Hypospadias; Laparoscopy; Ureterocele; Urinary Incontinence; Urinary Tract Infections