Melanie - posted on 02/13/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
My 2.5 month old son was diagnosed with mild to moderate hypospadias and chordee after birth. On the recommendation of our pediatrician, we went to see Dr. John Gearhart, a pediatric urologist at John Hopkins in Baltimore Maryland when he was 5 days old. We were told to go back for a visit at 6 months and then schedule surgery for our son at 10 months.
I've been searching online to try and find reviews about this pediatric urologist and I'm only coming up with six or seven. Although most of the reviews are good there are two concerning his hypospadias surgeries that say the surgeries were "failures". Needless to say I'm concerned.
For those mothers that have already chosen urologists and gone through the surgeries I would appreciate any advice on how you decided on the urologist and any resources you might recommend.
If any of you have experienced "successful" surgeries and would recommend your pediatric urologist please let me know. My husband and I would be willing to have a consultation with them even if they are out of state.
Thanks in advance! I'm very happy to have found such a wonderful support group.