Texas Children's Hospital expands urology team

HOUSTON - (March 17, 2013) - 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 infant. The service offers patient centric multidisaplinary 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 health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.