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    Nephrology

    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.

    Conditions

    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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