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Pediatric Urology

The pediatric urology team at St. Luke’s supports your child’s urologic health with skill and sensitivity. Our expertise covers a wide range of conditions such as antenatal hydronephrosis, vesicoureteral reflux, recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI), undescended testicles, dysfunctional voiding, kidney stones, hypospadias, spina bifida, genitourinary cancers, and urogenital sinus.

We also hold regular bowel and bladder clinics, where your child can see several specialists at one appointment for help with bowel or bladder incontinence or chronic constipation.

Highlights & Resources

  • Blog Post

    Patients Credit St. Luke’s Physicians, Technology for Nearly Painless Surgery, Quicker Recovery

  • Article

    Bed-Wetting: Should I Do Something About My Child's Bed-Wetting?

  • Article

    Undescended Testicle

  • Article

    Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)

Providers

  • Pediatric Urology

    Biography

    Michele Ebbers, MD specializes in all aspects of pediatric urology including hypospadias, undescended testicles, hydronephrosis, UTIs, voiding dysfunction, and spina bifida. She has special interest in reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive surgery. She takes special pride in getting to know her patients and their families, in order to provide individualized care and treatment options.

    Dr. Ebbers completed her pediatric urology fellowship at University of California at San Francisco, and has been practicing exclusively in pediatric urology in a variety of settings since then. She is board certified in both urology and pediatric urology. She currently serves as medical director of St. Luke's Children's Urology.

    SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

    • Robotic partial nephrectomy
    • Robotic nephrectomy
    • Robotic uretero-ureterostomy
    • Robotic pyeloplasty
    • Robotic ureteral reimplantation
    • Ureteral reimplantation
    • Deflux
    • Hypospadias repair
    • Bladder augmentation
    • MACE

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
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    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Pediatric Urology

    Biography

    Kara Saperston, MD is a board certified, fellowship trained pediatric urologist with expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgery and the management of complex congenital anomalies and pediatric cancers of the kidneys, bladder, and external genitalia. She helped start the St. Luke's Children's Bowel and Bladder Clinic and will be helping initiate a multispecialty clinic to treat children born with complex genital anatomy. Her interests include treatment of hypospadias, urogenital sinus, posterior urethral valves, vesicoureteral reflux, undescended testicles, neurogenic bladder, bladder exstrophy, repair of a urogenital sinus, and urinary incontinence.

    Dr. Saperston has a passion for patient care and initially worked in Boise as a general urologist with an interest in pediatric urology. She recently extended her training by completing a fellowship in pediatric urology at the University of California, San Francisco, so that she could care for pediatric patients exclusively.

    SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

    • Robotic partial nephrectomy
    • Robotic nephrectomy
    • Robotic uretero-ureterostomy
    • Robotic pyeloplasty
    • Robotic ureteral reimplantation
    • Ureteral reimplantation
    • Deflux
    • Hypospadias repair
    • Vaginoplasty/clitoroplasty
    • Bladder augmentation
    • MACE
    • Laparoscopic MACE

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
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      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

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  • Pediatric Urology

    Biography

    Benjamin Taylor, MS, NP-C is a certified family nurse practitioner who specializes in pediatric urology, with interests in vesicoureteral reflux, kidney disorders, dysfunctional voiding, and urological surgery. He assists pediatric urologists in the operating room during surgery and manages the complex circumcision clinic at St. Luke's Children's Urology.

    Ben is passionate about responding to concerns directly and ensuring that both children and their parents feel heard and supported.

    Ben earned his master’s degree as a nurse practitioner from Idaho State University and completed his undergraduate studies at Boise State University. Prior to his work as a nurse practitioner, he worked as a registered nurse (RN) at St. Luke's Children's Hospital.

    In his free time, Ben enjoys baking, gardening, and reading (especially about baking and gardening!). He also loves cheering on his four sons as they participate in bowling, chess, basketball, and football.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

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