Bladder augmentation

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Bladder augmentation is an operation that uses a piece of bowel to make the bladder bigger. Read how you can prepare your child for bladder augmentation.

Key points

  • Bladder augmentation is a surgery to make the bladder bigger, using a piece of your child's bowel.
  • Before the operation, the bowel must be as clean as possible. This will take a few days to do.
  • After the operation, your child will stay in the hospital for a few days.
  • It may take a little while for your child to learn to control their peeing.
Last updated: November 6th 2009