There are some exciting things happening in the Urology Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. That’s why I’m here. For years I was a pediatric urologist at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wis., but I left that hospital earlier this year to come here and lead the pediatric Urology Program.

We are one of the busiest, most respected pediatric hospitals in the nation, and here I have the opportunity to treat kids with more complex problems. I joined a team of internationally known urologists who treat some of the sickest children in the Midwest. Through the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin, we even can treat kids before birth.

Early this year, we began performing robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery, a type of minimally invasive surgery. We’re the only children’s hospital in the state with this capability. During these procedures, a surgeon operates with three interactive robotic arms while sitting at a console. The system interprets the surgeon’s hand movements to the robotic instruments, which can move in a tiny surgical area with more precision and greater range of motion than the human wrist. Children who undergo robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery tend to have less pain, less scarring and shorter recovery times than those who undergo traditional open surgery.

I’m excited to be part of the innovative, compassionate care offered here at Children’s Hospital, and I look forward to being part of this team that provides the best care for kids.

John Kryger, MD~ John Kryger, MD, medical director of Urology, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Dr. Kryger is president-elect of the Society for Fetal Urology and has been named on the Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Physicians lists continuously since 2005. He sees patients in Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wis.

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