Expert Care for Children of All Ages

CHKD's urology program comprises an experienced, multidisciplinary team of surgeons and staff offering the highest quality of care in a child-friendly environment. We are dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of pediatric urological and genital disorders in infants, children, and teens.

Our pediatric urologists perform minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical procedures, including deflux, nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, orchidopexy for intra-abdominal testis, and varicocele repair. Other procedures performed include ureteral reimplants and genitourinary reconstruction.

CHKD has the only advanced urodynamics and biofeedback equipment in Virginia that is dedicated to the treatment of children. Some minor surgical procedures can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, including meatotomy and manipulation of penile and labial adhesions. Prenatal consultations are also provided for expectant parents when genitourinary abnormalities are diagnosed in their unborn child.

Our physicians are board certified in urology and have completed specialized training in pediatric urology.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery at CHKD

Robotic-assisted surgery at CHKD offers minimally invasive surgery that uses smaller incisions, meaning less pain and scarring, and a quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay compared to standard surgery, where a large incision is made. For children with complex urologic conditions, minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery may be recommended. We will partner with your family to choose the best surgical approach for your child depending on their health and condition. Learn more here.

Conditions We Treat

Insurance and Referral Information

If you have an HMO, you must:  

  • Get a referral from your child's primary care physician before you call to make an appointment. 
  • Make sure your referral has not expired. Many are good for only 30 days, so check yours before you come to your appointment. If your referral has expired, call your primary care physician and explain your situation. In most cases, your primary care physician will provide a new or extended referral. 
  • Bring the referral with you to the appointment. If you do not have a referral, or if the referral you have is expired, your HMO will not pay for your appointment. 

If you have fee-for-service insurance or a PPO, you do not need a physician's referral to make an appointment.

We offer in-depth information about insurance in our billing and insurance section.