Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital welcomed pediatric urologists Kristin Ann Kozakowski, M.D., and Aylin Bilgütay, M.D., to the hospital’s pediatric urologic program. Pediatric urologists are surgeons who diagnose, treat, and manage urinary and genital conditions, whether present at birth or acquired, in children, from newborns to adolescents.
“Dr. Kozakowski and Dr. Bilgütay are dedicated to high-quality care and provide each patient with comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plans,” said Harpreet Pall, M.D., MBA, CPE, chair of pediatrics, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, located at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. “They prioritize the use of state-of-the-art and evidence-based medicine, including minimally invasive surgery. We’re happy to have them on the team, as we continue to deliver the best care and experience for our patients.”
The surgeons provide diagnosis and treatment for congenital anomalies of the kidneys, ureters or bladder, neurologic lesions which affect the bladder, groin conditions, urinary tract calculi and surgical treatment for congenital penile abnormalities. They also evaluate and treat prenatally detected urinary tract anomalies and urinary tract infections.
Dr. Kozakowski is board certified in urology and pediatric urology and received her clinical and research fellowship training at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. She completed her residency at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, N.Y., where she also received her medical degree. Dr. Kozakowski specializes in minimally invasive surgeries, including leading-edge, robotic-assisted surgery.
Dr. Bilgütay received her fellowship training at Emory University – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine, T.X., and received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Bilgütay specializes in minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery, including minimally invasive varicocele repair.
The surgeons are part of the Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group – Pediatric Urology practice, with locations in East Brunswick, Jackson, and Neptune, N.J., joining Thomas Vates, M.D., FACS, FAAP, chief of pediatric urology, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. The practice includes Eileen Creenan, R.N.-BC, BSN, one of few specialists to utilize pediatric urodynamic/video-urodynamic testing, and Dawn Gerdes, MS, R.N., APN-C, specializing in the evaluation and management of children with voiding dysfunction and nocturnal enuresis (night time wetting).
The physicians are currently accepting new patients. For more information or to make an appointment, call 732-613-9144.
For more information, visit www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/kids or for a free physician referral, call 800-560-9990. K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital is located at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, 1945 State Highway 33, Neptune, N.J.