Around the World
The doctors of Pediatric Urology Associates have shared their expertise throughout the world. Many of our surgeons have donated their time and skills to evaluate underserved children with complex urological issues.
Healing the Children: Guatemala
Dr. Jordan Gitlin participates in a yearly medical mission to Guatemala with Healing the Children. While in Guatemala, the surgical team works with a local group known as Fundacion Pediatrica de Guatemala to provide pediatric urologic care and surgery to many underserved children. The group typically sees over 100 patients on their first day of the clinic and then performs 40-50 surgeries during the week.
Dr. Gitlin has been going on this mission, with the same group of doctors for the past eight years. This allows the group the ability to maintain continuity of care. Many of the patients seen are very complex, with issues that have been present since infancy. However, due to the lack of services in Guatemala, many children are not able to be treated and still suffer from these conditions even as older children and young adults.