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    Urology

    Your child's urinary problems can be far more complex to diagnose and treat than simple bedwetting  or infection might indicate. The pediatric urologists at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU have special expertise in both acute and chronic conditions, with a special focus on:

    • Diagnosis and treatment of congenital problems
    • Improving urologic function
    • Maintaining a healthy urinary system

    Conditions

    Our specialists provide clinical evaluations, diagnosis, treatment and surgery (if indicated) for the following urologic conditions:

    • Antenatal hydronephrosis (fluid-filled enlargement of the kidneys, detected by fetal ultrasound)
    • Bedwetting
    • Dysfunctional voiding
    • Hydrocele (scrotal swelling)
    • Neurogenic bladder, due to spina bifida or spinal cord injury
    • Penile anomalies, including hypospadias (abnormal opening)
    • Posterior urethral valves
    • Recurrent urinary tract infections
    • Undescended testis
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Urinary tract obstruction
    • Vesicoureteral reflux (abnormal urine flow from the bladder to the upper urinary tract)

    Diagnosis and Treatment

    Testing and treatment are individualized to your child's medical and developmental status and may include:

    • Biofeedback
    • Bladder retraining
    • Nuclear medicine studies
    • Ultrasound
    • Urine studies and hematologic evaluation
    • Urodynamics with fluoroscopy
    • Voiding cystourethrogram

    If surgery is indicated, our team prefers to use minimally invasive or robot-assisted techniques to minimize pain, blood loss and scarring, and to speed recovery.

    Appointments and Locations

    (804) 828-CHOR (2467)

    ›› Meet the Team

    The urology team works closely with CHoR's specialists in nephrology to treat children with urologic renal diseases. The team also collaborates in CHoR's Spina Bifida Clinic with specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurosurgery, orthopaedics and physical therapy.


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