Departments and specialties
Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States,
with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work
together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.
At Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, specialists in pediatric urology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric medicine, radiology, and genetics care for infants born with bladder exstrophy. Social workers and behavioral health care specialists also work with children with bladder exstrophy and their families.
Pediatric urology is one of many subspecialties in Mayo Clinic's Department of Urology. Specialists provide clinical care as well as engage in active research projects.
Researchers are investigating ways to improve treatment of bladder exstrophy. Examples of studies include:
- Using animal and 3-D models to simulate new surgical procedures for various fetal conditions
- Using robotic surgery in complex reconstructive surgery
- Tissue engineering in bladder exstrophy
- A multicenter trial studying the outcomes of treatment for bladder exstrophy
In addition to projects related to bladder exstrophy, urologists conduct basic cellular research, as well as investigating treatments to help people with urologic cancer and other diseases receive the most advanced care available.
See a list of publications on bladder exstrophy by Mayo Clinic physicians on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
Bladder exstrophy care at Mayo Clinic
Jan. 23, 2018