2G Clinic, McMaster University Medical Center
2G Clinic for all appointment booking related questions: 905-521-2100 ext. 78517
Pediatric Urology Office: 905-521-2100 ext. 73777
2G Clinic, McMaster University Medical Centre, red section (beside information desk at main entrance of the hospital)
1200 Main Street West, Hamilton
Note: diagnostic imaging department on 2nd floor yellow section near yellow elevators
What Happens When We Arrive?
When you arrive to the clinic please check in with the Business clerk at the reception desk. The business clerk will let the team know that you have arrived.
Changing Your Appointment:
Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel your child’s appointment
If your child has a communicable disease such as Chicken Pox or has been in contact with someone with Chicken Pox, please call the clinic before you come to the hospital.
Referrals are to be faxed directly to the 2G Clinic as noted on the referral form.
Please include the following in all referrals:
Reason for referral
Brief history around reason for referral
Any test (diagnostic imaging or laboratory) reports relevant to reason for referral
Referrals for recurrent UTIs, please include all urine routine & microscopy and culture & sensitivity reports
Please identify if the child has been diagnosed and not cleared for an antibiotic resistant organism (ARO) such as MRSA, VRE,ESBL
Any relevant health history
Referrals are reviewed and triaged daily. Please provide up to 2 weeks for response. Initial consults may include diagnostic imaging such as ultrasound or require additional information/instructions for families such as voiding diaries. Please ensure that family receives not only clinic visit date/time but also all other additional instructions. A dictated letter is sent back to the primary care provider and if the referring physician is not the primary care provider, they are copied.
The clinics are not for emergencies. Please contact the Urology office directly or page pediatric urology on call for emergent/urgent referrals. Alternatively, instruct families to go to the emergency department at McMaster Children’s Hospital.
What Should You Bring?
Ontario health card or other health insurance information
List of current medications (name, dose, route, frequency)
Voiding diary, if requested
CD copy of all outside imaging (ie. Ultrasound) done that is related to the urinary tract system and reason for visit. You will need to go to the place where diagnostic test was done and request a CD copy.
What Services Do We Provide?
The service of Pediatric Urology specializes in the care of infants and children with genitourinary disorders. This includes both acquired or congenital medical and surgical conditions involving the urinary tract system (i.e. kidneys, bladder) and genitalia in girls and boys from the newborn period to 18 years of age.
Clinics run several times per week offering evaluation and treatment. A typical clinic visit will include assessment, physical examination, review of any diagnostic tests and establishment of plan of care.
Specialized pediatric urological surgical care is provided for acquired and congenital genitourinary conditions including surgery of the urinary tract (i.e. kidneys, ureters, bladder) and genitalia (i.e. penis, testes, genital reconstruction). Surgery for tumors of the genitourinary tract is also offered in infants and children.
Bladder Function and Biofeedback Clinic:
Specialized Nurse Practitioner (NP) run clinic offering services to school-aged and adolescent patients with bladder and/or bowel dysfunction and voiding dysfunction. Common conditions include urinary incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections and constipation. Within the clinic voiding is assessed with flow studies and post void residual assessments. Biofeedback therapy is often offered. The NP work closely with the patient and parent to establish healthy bladder and bowel habits/routines through bladder re-training principles and management of constipation.
Spina Bifida Clinic:
The pediatric urology team is part of the multi-disciplinary Spina Bifida clinic offering urological care to children with congenital spinal lesions.
The pediatric urology interdisciplinary team includes 2 pediatric urologists and 2 pediatric nurse practitioners. We routinely work with medical students and residents who rotate through our service as part of their training.
Our philosophy is family-centered care. We strive to provide the best care possible