As part of the Department of Urology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Komansky Children’s Hospital, the Institute for Pediatric Urology provides management of all pediatric urologic issues in both male and female patients.
Our goal is to offer a caring environment for our patients and their families, where we can work together to develop the most effective and least invasive treatment to improve a child's health. Our specialty focuses on children from birth to 18 years of age, with particular emphasis on developmental issues affecting the kidneys, bladder, urethra, or genital tract. In many cases, we begin working with families before their baby is born, when urologic issues are identified on prenatal ultrasounds.
The Institute is an internationally recognized referral center for the treatment of children with specific urologic concerns, such as disorders of sexual development and cases where minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic procedures are desired. Our team of specialists has pioneered minimally invasive approaches to treating urinary reflux, ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJ), and varicocelectomy.
The Institute's integrated team of specialists offers comprehensive pediatric care and provides state-of-the-art techniques for preventing, correcting, or minimizing urologic disorders. Our physicians are skilled in minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. We are widely recognized as leaders in complex reconstructive surgery for abnormalities of the bladder, urethra, and genitalia.
As a major referral center, we treat children across the nation and from around the world and provide specialized clinical expertise in:
- Genital abnormalities, including hypospadias, epispadias, and posterior urethral valves
- Disorders of sexual development (incomplete or otherwise atypical development of the genital organs, including ambiguous genitalia)
- Neurogenic bladder (lack of bladder control caused by damage to part of the nervous system)
- Obstruction of urine flow from the kidneys including ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJ) , hydronephrosis, and hydroureter
- Removal of a non-functioning kidney (nephrectomy)
- Stone disease
- Tumors of the kidney, bladder, vagina, and testes
- Undescended testes (cryptorchidism )
- Urinary reflux (vesicoureteral reflux)
- Urinary tract infections
- Voiding dysfunction, including day and night wetting
- Inguinal hernia and umbilical hernia
The facility for the Institute is designed to provide a compassionate and relaxed setting for children and families. The space consists of treatment rooms encompassing pediatric video urodynamics and biofeedback, allowing for patient privacy and a nurturing environment. Additional examination rooms, a patient waiting room with a play area, and space for the continuation of groundbreaking clinical and basic science research in pediatric urology are provided in the facility as well.
Our dedicated team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants contribute their expertise to help our young patients lead a normal and healthy childhood.
Amanda Neilan, N.P.
Amanda Neilan, MS, RN, CPNP is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner for the Department of Pediatric Urology. Amanda specializes in treating patients with voiding dysfunction, bed wetting, urinary incontinence, urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and urinary hesitancy.
To learn more about Amanda, visit: https://urology.weillcornell.org/amanda-neilan
Denise Galan, C.P.N.P.
Denise Galan, RN, MSN, CPNP is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for the Pediatric Urology practice within the Department of Urology for over 15 years. She strives to create a compassionate environment and maintains an informative dialogue for care with both parent and child.
To learn more about Denise, visit: https://urology.weillcornell.org/denise-galan
Video Visit / Telemedicine Appointments
At the Institute for Pediatric Urology and the Komansky Children's Hospital, our top priority remains the care of our pediatric patients. Our pediatric urology team is here to serve you and your family. During the COVID-19 crisis, we are emphasizing the use of Telemedicine to provide a safe, effective, secure and convenient way to provide care. Telemedicine allows us to continue to fulfill our mission to provide best-in-class care for all of our patients.
New and existing patients will have access to our doctors and nurse practitioners through a computer or mobile device. Our patients and families will receive instruction to a unique, secure, and private link to access the Telemedicine session.
Nearly all of our visits are being performed virtually at this time. The Telemedicine visit will determine if an in-person office visit is needed. Please call our office to arrange a private Telemedicine visit at 212-746-5337.
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NYP/WCMC/Komansky’s Children Hospital receives Magnet recognition, the highest national honor for nursing excellence. This prominent distinction recognizes healthcare organizations whose nursing teams deliver superior patient care with professionalism and innovation.
Would you like an appointment?
To request an appointment, please call our office at 212-746-5337. Our phone staff are available to help you Monday-Friday, from 9AM-5PM (EST).
You can find the office contact information for each physician specializing in Pediatric Urology by visiting their profile listed on the bottom of this webpage.
If you'd like to learn more about our providers that specialize in Neurogenic Bladder, please review the Physicians & Faculty profiles listed at the bottom of this page.