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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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