Cincinnati Children’s offered a live, online Q&A
During the event, Dr. Pramod P. Reddy, MD; Brian A. VanderBrink, MD; Lesley Breech, MD; and Debbie Reeves, BSN, RN, CPN, provided an overview of bladder exstrophy and answered questions in real-time.
The highly ranked urology team at Cincinnati Children's treats a complete range of disorders affecting the urinary and genital tracts, from common concerns to extremely rare and complex abnormalities. Learn more about the program!
Dr. Reddy is Director, Division of Pediatric Urology, and is a pediatric and fetal urologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Fetal Center. He obtained his medical degree at Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India, and went to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. Additionally, he was a fellow at The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada. Dr. Reddy’s special interests include kidney stones, ESWL, genitourinary surgery, and clinical trials.
Debbie Reeves, BSN, RN, CPN is our program manager for the Urogenital Center in the Division of Pediatric Urology. She has 41 years of experience in the care of children with anorectal malformation and bladder dysfunction and has worked directly in the Division of Urology for 29 years, focusing on the care of children with complex chronic conditions of the urinary tract. Debbie has been involved with the Colorectal Center at CCHMC since its beginning and helped to found and perfect the collaborative care model we enjoy today between Urology, Colorectal and Gynecology. Debbie's expertise in the care of children with urinary tract dysfunction associated with colorectal conditions is recognized nationally and internationally. She is a graduate of the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing and the University of Cincinnati and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse.
Dr. VanderBrink is a pediatric urologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. His career goal is to help children with congenital conditions that affect the urinary tract to achieve the best possible outcomes. This can mean different things to different families and he takes pride in listening to each individual family’s concerns while formulating a treatment plan. His main goals are to preserve kidney function, work towards urinary control and provide opportunities to become independent for their chronic condition. Dr. VanderBrink’s specialties include reconstructive lower urinary tract surgery; neurogenic bladder; and spina bifida.
To educate patient families on bladder exstrophy and allow them to get specific questions answered in real-time by medical experts.