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    CHoR named among best children's hospitals for kidney care by U.S. News & World Report.

    Multidisciplinary Approach

    CHoR is home to the Richmond region's only pediatric nephrology program. From diagnosis to long-term treatment, the full range of medical and support services for kidney and urinary tract disorders are available at CHoR.

    The nephrology team includes nephrologists, a dietitian, nurse educator and social worker. Many children with kidney diseases have poor appetites and growth, and require assistance from a dietitian. Often families of a child with kidney disease require education in the care of their child and a child may also have school or community support needs. Our team will address the needs of the whole child and the family.


    Children are treated by our nephrology specialists for a wide range of related conditions, including:

    • Acute renal failure
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Electrolyte disorders
    • Glomerulonephritis
    • Hematuria (blood in urine)
    • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)
    • Hereditary glomerular diseases and other hereditary kidney diseases
    • Hypertension
    • Kidney biopsy
    • Kidney malformations, including aplasia, dysplasia and anatomical abnormalities
    • Kidney stones
    • Kidney transplant
    • Nephrotic syndrome
    • Obstructive nephropathies
    • Polycystic kidney disease
    • Proteinuria (protein in urine)
    • Renal failure
    • Renal insufficiency
    • Renal tubular acidosis
    • Spina bifida (kidney evaluation)
    • Urinary-tract abnormalities and infections
    • Vasculitis

    Testing and Procedures

    Our team uses a variety of tests and procedures to make their diagnoses including:

    • Blood work
    • Renal biopsy
    • Ultrasound
    • Urinalysis
    • X-ray

    Nephrology Hypertension Clinic

    The nephrology hypertension clinic was designed to meet the needs of  children who suffer from hypertension related to kidney disease. Services include:

    • Screening for underlying causes of hypertension
    • Medical treatment for confirmed hypertension
    • 24-hour, at-home blood pressure monitoring
    • Nutrition education and individualized dietary plans
    • Referrals to additional CHoR services that may benefit children with hypertenstion (e.g. Healthy Lifestyles Center)

    Appointments and Location

    (804) 828-CHOR (2467)

    Children's Pavilion - Level 3, Pod A
    Stony Point Surgery Center
    VCU Health at Temple Avenue
    Fredericksburg Multispecialty Center

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