Children's Hospital Colorado
Pediatric Urology
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Pediatric Urology

Transitional Care for Teens and Young Adults with Urologic Conditions

Help transitioning from pediatric to adult care

A close-up of a kid with white hair, sunglasses and braces wearing a black sweater.The pediatric urologists at Children’s Hospital Colorado work with the urologists at the University of Colorado Hospital to provide continuous care to teens and young adults with bladder, kidney and genitalia disorders. 

As kids grow into teens and young adults, they make decisions about school, careers, relationships and more. Also during this time, young adults age out of pediatric care.

The goal of the Urologic Transitional Care Program is to help teens with urological problems, move from pediatric care easily into adult care. Patients with complex health problems benefit from working with our experts who understand both their medical care and the obstacles and choices that come with growing up. 

How does Children’s Colorado help young adults move into adult care?

A young adult clinic with a team of specialists

Our Urologic Transitional Care Program includes specialists from urology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, rehabilitation and physical and occupational therapy . Together, we run an adolescent and young adult clinic.

At the clinic, our team encourages young adults to take part in their healthcare decisions. Meeting with all of the specialists allows teens to take control of their care as they move into adulthood.

Expert care as children grow into young adults

Dr. Ty Higuchi is an expert in the development of bladder, kidney and genitalia conditions from childhood to adulthood. His skills help teens and young adults understand the health complications from childhood; he also supports patients by developing a care plan to address their needs as they go to college and start a career.

Conditions we treat

  • Spina bifida
  • Bladder and cloacal exstrophy
  • Cloacal anomaly
  • Posterior urethral valves

Services we offer

Here, it’s different.™

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How to Graduate Teens from a Pediatric Urology Program

Discover how Dr. Higuchi, a transitional urologist, provides a lifelong care plan to young adults with urological conditions as they enter into adulthood.

Transitional Urology