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    Nephrology


    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

      Urorenal Clinic

      Children with chronic urorenal conditions often require the care of both the nephrology and urology teams. CHoR's urorenal clinic brings nephrology and urology specialists, testing and support services to one convenient appointment. CHoR's comprehensive approach to evaluation and management enhances efficiency of care for children with chronic urorenal conditions by decreasing consultation time and multiple appointments for both children and their families. Urorenal clinic is held twice a month at VCU Medical Center at Stony Point.

      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
      VCU Health at Stony Point
      VCU Health at Temple Avenue
      Fredericksburg Multispecialty Center

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