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There’s no place like CHOC Children’s Urology Center. As Orange County’s only dedicated fellowship-trained pediatric urology center, our multidisciplinary care team offers diagnosis, ongoing treatment and surgical intervention for all pediatric urological concerns within our convenient, family-centered care environment. Because we specialize in pediatric urology, we are able to provide our patients with the most innovative, comprehensive and clinically advanced care available.

When a child needs urology care and services, that child’s needs are very different than those of an adult patient. At CHOC, we have specialized in treating children since we welcomed our first patients in 1964. Since we opened the doors to our the Urology Center in 2009, we have ranked among the top 50 pediatric urology hospitals according to U.S. News and World Report.

World-class care

The CHOC Children’s Urology Center is committed to offering patients the very latest treatments in pediatric urology in an environment dedicated to family-centered care. Our physicians and other health care professionals are all specially trained to work with pediatric urology patients. Our four world-renowned fellowship-trained pediatric urologists, Dr. Antoine Khoury, Dr. Gordon McLorie, Dr. Irene McAleer and Dr. Elias Wehbi are held at the highest regard for their skills as surgeons and health providers. The center also has two full-time certified pediatric nurse practitioners, Maryellen Kelly and Blake Selby Watts, who have specialized solely in pediatric urology for their entire careers.

Being associated with the University of California, Irvine’s urology department, means we maintain our ability to be a teaching facility and conduct state-of-the art research. Our urology residents and pediatric urology fellows are among the best and brightest from around the globe. Together, our team is a cohesive unit that interacts regularly to ensure quality, effective and efficient care.

We are proud to offer patients:

  • Highly skilled and dedicated staff.
  • Medical procedures done in our office.
  • The latest surgical methods, including robotics and minimally invasive techniques.
  • On-site preoperative services and testing.
  • The latest treatments resulting from our ongoing research.
  • State of the art treatment programs for hypospadias, disorders of sexual differentiation, spina bifida and incontinence.
  • In-office newborn circumcisions and follow-up performed by our pediatric fellowship trained urologists.

The team approach

Our urology team works closely with each child’s parents or legal guardians and specialists throughout CHOC Children’s in order to gain an overall perspective of a child’s diagnosis. We know that while we are experts in pediatric urology, each parent or guardian is their child’s expert. We work with the patient’s family and our colleagues to create the best treatment plans possible for conditions including spina bifida, disorders of sexual differentiation, and more. CHOC Children’s offers the county’s only specialized spina bifida clinic that is attended by six different specialties. By coordinating care with a variety of specialties and the patient’s family, we are able to provide comprehensive care without the need for multiple appointments in different locations.

We are always by your side

In addition to being experts in the urology care for pediatric patients, we are dedicated to providing compassionate patient- and family-centered care. At CHOC, it is important that our patients still feel and act like kids and that their families get the support they need to focus on what is most important: patient recovery. We are by your side every step of the way with detailed information, guides and more. Learn more about the conditions we treat.

Click here for a Virtual Lecture by Dr. Khoury (please note: a login is required to view)

Make an Appointment

Thank you for selecting the CHOC Children’s Urology Center. We look forward to working with our patients to diagnose and treat virutally all pediatric urology conditions in our state-of-the-art facility.

Physicians wanting more information on referring a patient, please click here.

In order to make the first appointment more efficient and effective, we kindly ask the following:

  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes early for the appointment to complete necessary paperwork and get properly registered.
  • Please bring the child’s insurance card, completed Family and Patient Health History Form, a CD of images from any radiology studies pertaining to the child’s condition, and a voiding diary if there are concerns regarding urinary incontinence, frequency or urgency of urination.
  • Be sure that the child is well hydrated, as we often need a urine sample or other urine tests such as flow rates or post void residuals. Learn more about the common diagnostic procedures used by our staff.

It is important to note that we may have to reschedule patients who arrive more than 20 minutes late for their appointment. This allows our office to run as closely to on-time as possible. Because we provide surgical services in addition to our in-office practice, we occasionally fall significantly behind due to unexpected emergency surgeries. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause. Please feel free to call our office the day of your appointment to verify that the center is running on schedule.

We gladly accept a variety of HMO and PPO insurances. Click here for a list of health plans we accept.

Patient and Family Resources

At the CHOC Children’s Urology Center, we are committed to supporting our patients and their families throughout treatment. Because we know that urology diagnoses often come with many questions, we are proud to offer a variety of online resources that may be particularly helpful for families whose children are being treated in our center.

Whether a child will be receiving an out-patient procedure or a in-patient surgery requiring an extended stay in our hospital, we know that families have a lot of questions about what to expect and how to prepare for their child’s return home. Learn more about urology surgeries and procedures at CHOC Children’s.
Not drinking enough water can be a factor in variety of diagnoses. Learn how much water your child should drink each day.
The Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community (ABC), established in June 1991, is an international support group network comprising individuals with bladder exstrophy, local parent-exstrophy support groups and health care providers who work with patients and families living with bladder exstrophy. We encourage you to log on to: http://bladderexstrophy.com for more information.
Incontience can be a source of frustration and anxiety for both children and their families. More children struggle with daytime incontinence and bedwetting than you might think. Learn more about incontinence.

Directions

CHOC Children’s Urology Center

We are located on the 1st floor of the CHOC Commerce Tower

Get printable maps of our campus in English or  Spanish.

Parking is located in the parking structure adjacent to the CHOC Commerce Building. The parking structure can be entered from both La Veta and Main St. Parking is validated for the time spent at the appointment.

505 S. Main St – Suite 100 | Orange, CA 92868

Phone: (714) 509-3919

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm
Appointments: Monday-Thursday 8 am – 4 pm

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CHOC Children's is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine