Texas Children's Hospital expands urology team

HOUSTON, March 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the arrival of Dr. Patricio Gargollo to the expanding urology team. With nearly a decade of pediatric urology experience, Gargollo has unique expertise in performing innovative pediatric robotic surgeries using the da Vinci Si Surgical System. He is one of the only pediatric urologists in the country with specialized and advanced fellowship training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. For more information about pediatric robotic surgery at Texas Children's visit texaschildrens.org.

"We're excited to add yet another renowned surgeon to our team, allowing us to continue providing families the specialized urologic care for which Texas Children's is known," says Dr. David Roth, chief of urology at Texas Children's and professor of urology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Gargollo, who is also an associate professor at Baylor, will work alongside Dr. Chester Koh, director of Texas Children's Robotic Surgery Program and a senior faculty member at Baylor, and the other urologists in treating patients by minimally-invasive surgery to decrease the child's morbidity and decrease the time it takes for their parents to return to work and the child to full activities. Koh and Gargollo will lead the development of cutting edge techniques with both the laparoscope and the da Vinci robot.

The Urology Division at Texas Children's Hospital offers the most advanced surgical care for the most common and complicated pediatric urologic needs, such as problems related to congenital birth defects, trauma, and a range of other medical conditions. Texas Children's pediatric urologists have special expertise in minimally-invasive/laparoscopic surgical techniques, as well as extremely delicate surgical procedures in newborns and infants.  The service offers patient centric multidisciplinary clinics in anorectal malformations, spina bifida, urogentics, disorders of sexual differentiation and the management of stone disease.

About Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation, Texas Children's has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children's has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston.  For more information on Texas Children's, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news from Texas Children's by visiting the online newsroom and on Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

Elizabeth Shackouls
832-824-2108
ehshacko@texaschildrens.org

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