The WVU pediatric urology team treats a wide range of urological issues, from basic to complex, using tools that include: biofeedback training and urodynamic studies/testing.

WVU pediatric urologist, Osama Al-Omar, MD, specializes in the care of children from infancy to age 18 with problems related to the urinary tract including the:

  • Kidneys
  • Ureters
  • Bladder
  • Urethra
  • Bowel
  • Genitalia

WVU has the only comprehensive pediatric urology service in West Virginia with a fellowship-trained physician. It is also the only pediatric urology practice in the state offering pediatric robotic surgery. Another benefit for our patients is that the pediatric urology team works with providers from other specialties, ensuring the best possible care for your child.

Dr. Al-Omar’s patient base covers West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, South Western Pennsylvania, and international patients. This progressive practice is always accepting new patients.

Dr. Al-Omar has a special interest in the following conditions:

  • External genitalia reconstructive surgery
    • Hypospadias
    • Undescended testes
    • Hydrocele
  • Fetal evaluation of urological anomalies
    • Prenatal Hydronephrosis
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Laparoscopic and robotic surgery
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstructions
  • Spina bifida and neurogenic bladder
  • Kidney and bladder stones

Dr. Al-Omar Is skilled in a full range of surgical services, including laparoscopy, robotics, as well as open surgical procedures.

  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic procedures
    • Ureteroscopy with Holmium laser lithotripsy.
    • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
    • Percutaneous Nephrolithotripsy (PCNL)
    • Robotic pyeloplasty
    • Robotic ureteral reimplantation surgery
    • Robotic nephrectomy
    • Robotic reconstruction surgery
    • Laparoscopic orchidopexy
    • Laparoscopic varicocelectomy
  • Minor and major open surgical procedures
    • Pyeloplasty
    • Hypospadias repair
    • Genitourinary (GU) reconstruction
    • Bladder augmentation (enterocystoplasty)
    • Malone Antegrade Continence Enema (MACE) procedure
    • Hydrocelectomy

Clinics

The WVU Pediatric Urology department offers a variety of urological services including several multidisciplinary clinics.

We offer specialty clinics for:

  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Neurogenic bladder/Spina Bifida
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urologic Counseling

General Clinic
Tuesday from 8:30 am to 4 pm
Located on the second floor POC

Dysfunctional Voiding Clinic
For:

  • bedwetting
  • daytime voiding

Every Friday from 8:30 am to noon
Located on the second floor POC

Kidney Stone Clinic
Tuesday 8:30 am to 4 pm
Located on the second floor POC
With the Department of Nephrology:

Spina Bifida Clinic
Every fourth Monday of the month from 1 to 4 pm
Located on the second floor POC
With the Department of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery:

Urologic Counseling
Prenatal counseling for Genitourinary (GU) system anomalies with the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology

WVU Medicine Health Report: Pediatric Kidney Stones

Help children prevent kidney stones with these tips.

Kidney stones are large, painful, and usually associated with adults. But recently, more and more children are experiencing this, too.

In this WVU Medicine Health Report, Dr. Osama Al-Omar and Dr. Rolly Sullivan talk about what’s causing the increase and steps to prevent it.