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Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Clinic

Location:
555 University Avenue, Urology Clinic, 5D, 5th Floor
Phone:
416-813-6661

About the Clinic

The LUTS Clinic is run by nurse practitioners who have specialized knowledge and expertise in the assessment, treatment and management of children with voiding dysfunction. Children are referred to the LUTS Clinic if they experience ongoing symptoms, such as recurrent urinary tract infections, daytime wetting, bedwetting and urinary urgency and frequency. The nurse practitioners work with urologists, nurses and social workers in order to develop a treatment plan that is specific to your child’s bladder needs. The goal of the clinic is to provide a holistic approach to care for children and families struggling to manage lower urinary tract symptoms. 

Pre-appointment Instructions

What to bring: 

  • Your child’s three-day voiding diary. 

Directions: 

If this is your child’s first visit to SickKids you need to register for your appointment at Clinic Registration near the Atrium entrance on Elizabeth Street. Arrive early so you have enough time to register. 

If this is a return visit to SickKids you need to register in the Urology Clinic on Unit 5D. The Urology Clinic is located on the fifth floor of the Atrium. Take the Atrium elevator to the fifth floor and look for the D sign. That will lead you to 5D. 

What to Expect During Your Visit

Your child may need to complete some diagnostic tests before seeing the nurse practitioner, such as a renal ultrasound, KUB X-ray or a flow rate study. Your child’s name will be called and you will be taken to a clinic room. You and your child may meet with several team members depending on your child’s needs. The appointment will involve an assessment of your child’s current or past health concern, a physical examination, a discussion with you about findings and suggestions for treatment. You will have lots of time to ask questions and give feedback on your child’s plan of care. 

If any follow-up appointments are needed, the clinic coordinator/clerk will be available to assist you with scheduling an appointment. At the end of the appointment, you will be given an appointment card or your appointment will be mailed to you, depending on booking availabilities. 

In total, the appointment will take about 30-60 minutes, depending on wait times. 

More information: 

Visit Division of Urology 

If you are calling to inquire about your child’s referral from your family doctor or preliminary consultation clinic appointment, call 416-813-6661. 

Press #1 – General Info 
Press #2 – Referral Info 
Press #3 – Dr. Armando Lorenzo or Dr. Darius Bägli 
Press #4 – Dr. Walid Farhat, Dr. Martin Koyle, Dr. Frank Papanikolaou or Dr. Roberto Iglesias-Lopes 
Press #5 – Dr. Joana Dos Santos or the fellows 

If you are calling to inquire about your child’s surgery please contact the surgeon’s administrative staff directly. 

Staff contacts for Drs. Bägli and Lorenzo
 

Davika Ram - Surgical Bookings, Clinical Assistant 
416-813-6465 
davika.ram@sickkids.ca 

Jessica Rosales - Administrative Assistant, Observership/Residents 
416-813-6899 
jessica.rosales@sickkids.ca 

Staff contacts for Drs. Papanikolaou and Koyle 

Lisa Abreu - Fellowship Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator 
416-813-6580 
lisa.abreu@sickkids.ca 

Britney Dwyer - Surgical Bookings, Clinical Assistant 
416-813-6465 
Fax: 416-813-6461 
britney.dwyer@sickkids.ca 

Coming to a clinic appointment

It's important to come prepared and be on time for a clinic appointment. Visit Coming for Clinic Appointments to read appointment guidelines that are applicable for most clinical appointments at SickKids.

You’ll find information on how to prepare and what to bring, what to do if you/your child are sick before your appointment or you need to cancel,  and important things to know about the SickKids philosophy.

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