New procedure for bladder augmentation surgeries

In addition to serving a busy surgical practice, our clinicians are also evaluating quality-of-life issues, outcomes data and topics in minimally invasive surgery. Our pediatric urology program is a national leader in research that studies stem cells and tissue engineering to improve treatments for children with urological disorders.

Recently Eric Kurzrock, M.D., F.A.A.P., chief of pediatric urologic surgery, and his team devised a new implant procedure to create graft tissues with functioning blood vessels needed in bladder augmentation surgeries. The new innovative method published in the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine solves a common problem in bio-engineered graft implants.

An unstoppable partnership

Combining the resources of Shriners Children’s Northern California — our longstanding partner on urological issues — we provide comprehensive care and treat a wide range of conditions, including hypospadias, vesico-ureteral reflux, neurogenic bladder and more.