Dr. Katie Willihnganz-Lawson, MD
Urologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Urology2530 Chicago Ave Minneapolis MN, 55404
Dr. Katie Willihnganz-Lawson practices Pediatric Urology in Rochester, MN. Pediatric urologists treat young patients who suffer from an illness or disease of the genitals or urinary tract, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder. As a pediatric urologist, Dr. Willihnganz-Lawson is a surgeon who diagnoses, treats, and manages voiding disorders, vesicoureteral reflux, and urinary tract infections that require surgery. Some procedures that Dr. Willihnganz-Lawson performs include surgical reconstruction of the urinary tract, hypospadias, and disorders of sex development; surgery for groin conditions in childhood; evaluation and surgical management of kidney stone disease; and surgical management of tumors and malignancies of the kidney, bladder, and testis.
Education and Training
University of Minnesota Medical School medical degree 2008
American Board of Urology (ABU)
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Top Doctor 2019 Minnesota Monthly Magazine
- American Urological Association
- Candidate member of the Society for Pediatric Urology
- Resident member of the Minnesota Urological Society
- University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital pediatric urology
- University of Washington and Seattle Childrens Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- American Urological Association, Society for Pediatric Urology, Minnesota Urological Society
Dr. Katie Willihnganz-Lawson, MD's Practice location
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Get to know Pediatric Urologist Dr. Katie Willihnganz-Lawson, who serves patients throughout the State of Minnesota.
Dr. Willihnganz-Lawson brings her talents and skills as a pediatric urologist and reconstructive surgeon to the Twin Cities at Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd. She is available at the following clinic locations: Children’s Hospital and Clinics – Minneapolis, Children’s Hospital and Clinics – West, and Children’s Hospital and Clinics – St. Paul.
Enjoying all aspects of pediatric urology, she is especially interested in genitourinary reconstruction, sex development, neurogenic bladder and congenital anomalies of the urinary tract. She is also trained in minimally invasive robotic surgery, and uses a family-centered care model to engage her pediatric patients in both education and treatment.
Growing up in Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. Willihnganz-Lawson attended and graduated with her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2008. She completed her residency in urology at the University of Minnesota, and her fellowship in pediatric urology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
During her training, she researched surgical outcomes for patients with bladder exstrophy, vascular anomalies, and disorders of sex development. She has performed quality improvement projects and improved standardization of care and quality of life for pediatric urology patients.
Recognized by Minnesota Monthly Magazine as a Top Doctor for 2019, Dr. Willihnganz-Lawson is board-certified in urology and pediatric urology by the American Board of Urology (ABU). The mission of the ABU is to act for the benefit of the public by establishing and maintaining standards of certification for urologists, and working with certified urologists to achieve lifelong learning to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe, and ethical urologic care.
Among her professional affiliations, she is a member of the American Urological Association, a Candidate member of the Society for Pediatric Urology, and a Resident member of the Minnesota Urological Society.
Additionally, she works in hospitals and clinics around the metro and surrounding suburbs, including Fairview Ridges Hospital and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, and offers telemedicine consultations to reach families from all over the state.
Pediatric urology is a surgical subspecialty of medicine dealing with the disorders of children’s genitourinary systems. Pediatric urologists provide care for both boys and girls ranging from birth to early adult age. The most common problems are those involving disorders of urination, reproductive organs, and testes.
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