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In normal kidney-bladder function, urine flows from the kidneys to the bladder. In children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), the urine flows backwards from the bladder up toward the kidneys. As a result, children with VUR are at risk for kidney infections and may develop kidney damage. If your child has been diagnosed with vesicoureteral reflux, we are here to help. Our Department of Urology is staffed with caring and experienced pediatric physicians dedicated to providing your child with personalized and state-of-the-art urologic care.
Boston Children’s team of urology physicians takes a conservative approach to VUR. Most children will outgrow their VUR on their own, and we give them a chance to do just that. To protect children with VUR from infection, we prescribe preventive antibiotics as an essential component of our treatment.
Surgery is recommended to correct VUR when:
If surgery is necessary, your child will have access to the latest procedures. Families from across the world come to Boston Children’s Department of Urology for their child’s care. Our doctors pioneered the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques including robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries, for use with patients with VUR. Your doctor will recommend the surgical option that is right for your child.
Learn more about the Boston Children’s Vesicoureteral Reflux Program.
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