Pediatric Urology

When a child is faced with a urologic condition, parents can trust in Hackensack Meridian Health K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital pediatric urologists to provide the highest quality of care for infants, children and adolescents with urologic and gynecologic problems. K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital has expanded the sub-specialty program to provide the community with one of the first pediatric urologic surgical programs in the region. K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive and compassionate care to diagnose and treat all childhood urological problems close to home.

Pediatric Urologic Conditions

Our board certified and highly experienced surgeons focus on treating a wide range of urologic conditions that affect children, including:

  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Congenital urinary tract obstruction
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Dysfunctional voiding
  • Undescended testes
  • Hernia and hydroceles
  • Hypospadias
  • And many more

Pediatric Care Close to Home

Pediatric urology patients no longer have to travel far, or receive care elsewhere. Our highly trained surgeons are dedicated to caring for your children by performing minimally invasive surgical procedures. Our doctors understand and respect the responsibility that parents have placed in our hands in caring for their children, and we will always center that care upon their needs and wishes. You can rest assured know that if your child needs surgery for a urologic condition, our doctors are able to provide the most advanced and minimally invasive procedures to your little one. Most of our surgical procedures are performed using smaller incisions or a child’s natural openings, which can result in less scarring, faster healing time, fewer infections and less pain for your child.

About the Team

Thomas Vates, M.D., FACS, FAAP, and Michael Fleisher, M.D., FACS, FAAP, are board-certified pediatric urologists with more than 50 years of experience. Dr. Vates, chief of Pediatric Urology at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital, has a special interest in renal calculus disease and prenatally detected hydronephosis. Dr. Fleisher has developed a special interest in the treatment of hypospadias, undescended testes and evaluation of hydronephrosis. Unlike many other pediatric urology offices, our team has a nurse practitioner Dawn Gerdes, MS, RN, APN-C, who has worked with pediatric urology patients for more than 25 years. She specializes in the evaluation and management of children with dysfunctional voiding problems and urinary incontinence. Together, this team is able to deliver the exact care needed for your children.

Thomas S Vates, M.D.
Pediatric Urology





Michael H. Fleisher, M.D.

Pediatric Urology


Care Locations

Meridian Pediatric Urology, East Brunswick
557 Cranbury Road, Suite 4
East Brunswick, NJ 08816-5419

Meridian Pediatric Urology, Long Branch
422 Morris Ave, Suite 2
Long Branch, NJ 07740-6574

To make an appointment, please call 800-560-9990.