Children's Hospital Colorado

Pediatric Colorectal and Urogenital Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Alberto Peña, M.D. and Andrea Bischoff, M.D. are preforming colorectal surgery. Both surgeons are wearing masks and blue scrubs.

At Children's Hospital Colorado, we're committed to improving the care and quality of life for our patients with colorectal and urogenital conditions. To aid our partnerships with referring physicians, we want to share our Center's latest research, innovation and education in pediatric colorectal and urogenital healthcare.

Resources for colorectal and urogenital support

As one of the premier programs in the country, we want to offer assistance when it comes to screening patients for colorectal and urogenital conditions. Use the following resources to assess your patient's possible anorectal malformations:

Newborn screening card

Bowel functional prognosis screening card

Dr. Alberto Pena, wearing light blue scrubs, a hair covering and white mask stands at an operating table with two women in matching light blue scrubs holding a baby's feet with blue latex gloves.

Research articles and summaries

Dr. De La Torre in surgery
Research article

Learn how a pediatric colorectal surgeon adapted a 100-year-old surgical technique to treat rectal prolapse in children.

Dr. Bischoff is in the operating room, holding a surgical tool and doing surgery.
Research summary
Two surgeons holding surgical tools and performing colorectal surgery
Research summary

Professional resources

Charting Pediatrics is a weekly podcast for pediatric healthcare providers. In this series, specialists from Children's Hospital Colorado examine the latest treatments for the most common complaints in pediatric medicine. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.

Diagnosis and Management of Hirschsprung Disease

In this episode, we talk with Luis De la Torre, MD, to unpack the diagnosis and management of Hirschsprung disease and discuss new treatments being explored.

Our team at the International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care has created a series of colorectal medical education videos to share our expertise and advance colorectal care guidelines with colorectal surgeons and other providers around the world.

Supporting the Mental Health of Patients with Colorectal Conditions

Laura Judd-Glossy, PhD, is a psychologist with our Center. In this video, she describes strategies to promote healthy psychosocial functioning for children with colorectal conditions and their families.

Next Peña Course: April 7-9, 2021

The Peña Course is a three-day intensive workshop with live surgical demonstrations. It's designed for pediatric surgeons, urologists, gynecologists and gastroenterologists, as well as pediatric nurses managing patients with colorectal issues. 

Learn more and register

Dr. Alberto Pena smiles at the camera wearing blue scrubs and a surgical cap.

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