Transitional Urology Program
The Transitional Urology Program is a joint effort between UCSF Pediatric and Adult Urology to understand and care for young adults with congenital urologic conditions that will require long-term urologic care.
- Program Goals
- Provide uninterrupted, comprehensive urologic followup and healthcare for pediatric urology patients who will require further urologic care as adults
- Provide education about disease conditions and issues that patients will face as they age
- Promote self-advocacy, self-care, and medical independence
- Maximize quality of life
- What is the “transitional clinic”
- The Transitional Urology Clinic was created to serve patients with urologic conditions diagnosed in childhood as they become adults and need to transition to an adult urology practice. It is run jointly by pediatric and adult urology in order to provide comprehensive long-term followup and healthcare for patients with congenital urologic conditions.
- What type of patients do we see?
- Spina bifida
- Neurogenic bladder
- Neurogenic bowel
- Bladder exstrophy or epispadias
- Intersex or disorders of sex development
- Cloacal anomalies
- Vesicoureteral reflux
- Prune belly syndrome
- Posterior Urethral valves
- Urologic cancers diagnosed in childhood
- Any other long-term urologic problem diagnosed in childhood
- How does it work?
- The clinic is Co-Directed by Dr. Lindsay Hampson (adult reconstructive urologist) and Dr. Hillary Copp (pediatric urologist)
- The clinic occurs on the third Tuesday morning of each month. All new patients are seen by by a pediatric urologist and an adult urologist
- All patients who are new to the transitional clinic will have their case discussed by a multi-disciplinary group of pediatric and adult urologists in a Transitional Urology Case Conference before clinic
- Followup will be with an adult urologist focused on providing transitional urologic care, with involvement of a pediatric urologist as needed
- What to expect at your visit
- We will ask you to fill out some questionnaires
- The entire visit should last about an hour
- You can bring your family into the room with you, although we do ask them to step out while we do the physical exam unless you request that they stay in the room
- After your visit we may ask you to get imaging studies or labs done on your way out
- What to bring to your visit
- If you use supplies (like catheters), bring with you so we can figure out exactly what you use and reorder them for you if necessary
- Bring the names of any doctors you see regularly (primary care doctor and any other specialty providers you see routinely)
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To learn more about a patient and her family going through the transition process in urology, click here.
- General information about transition:https://www.gottransition.org/
- Information for providers about transition:https://www.gottransition.org/providers/index.cfm
- Information for patients and families about transition:https://www.gottransition.org/youthfamilies/index.cfm