Areas of Practice
Urology, Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Bed-Wetting, Pediatric Kidney Cancer and Tumors, Urological Surgery, Kidney Failure, Urinary Conditions, Pediatric Ambiguous Genitalia, Children's Hospital & Pediatrics
Dr. Howe is a pediatric urologist with advanced training in minimally invasive surgery. His specialties include transitional urology (the care of children with congenital issues as they become adults) and, in collaboration with pediatric nephrologists and the transplant center, caring for patients with end-stage renal disease. He also provides treatment for a full range of pediatric urologic conditions, including neurogenic bladder, hypospadias, posterior urethral valves, renal masses, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, urachal cysts and circumcision revisions.
Dr. Howe is fellowship-trained in pediatric robotic surgery and can offer patients and their families many minimally invasive treatment options, including pyeloplasties, urachal cyst incisions and the reconstruction of duplicated kidneys.
He also has specialized training in pediatric gynecology, and, in addition to treating patients for conditions that include labial adhesions and disorders of sexual differentiation, he provides medical management to both boys and girls for a full range of urological conditions, including voiding dysfunction, bedwetting and urinary tract infections. He is also conducting a clinical study on the use of TENS units (transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation) as an at-home therapy option for patients with nighttime bedwetting.
A Capital Region native, Dr. Howe has a warm approach to patient care and places the highest emphasis on clear and compassionate communication with patients and families.
Dr. Howe is a reviewer of and has published in numerous journals, created online learning modules and gives educational lectures. His research interests include the use of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) for children with nocturnal enuresis and voiding dysfunction. In addition to his clinical practice, teaching activities and research, he is on the Congenitalism Task Force of the Society of Pediatric Urology and is the co-director and co-founder of the Albany Medical Center Pediatric Onco-Fertility Program.