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There’s no place like CHOC Children’s Urology Center. As Orange County’s only dedicated center with fellowship-trained pediatric specialists, our multidisciplinary care team offers diagnosis, ongoing treatment and surgical intervention for all pediatric urological concerns within our convenient, family-centered care environment. 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

Because we specialize in pediatric urology, we are able to provide our patients with the most innovative, comprehensive and clinically advanced care available. Learn more about the conditions we treat.

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 three world-renowned fellowship-trained pediatric urologists, Dr. Antoine Khoury, 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, who have specialized solely in pediatric urology for their entire careers. Learn more about our urology team.

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. Learn more about our research efforts.

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. View our patient and family resources.

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

Our pediatric fellowship-trained urologists perform in-office newborn circumcisions.

Parenthood is filled with just as many questions as it is with decisions that need to be made. When it comes to having a son, one of the decisions parents make is whether or not the child will be circumcised. Whether considering circumcision before a child is born or later in life, it is important for caregivers to have all of the facts so that they can make the decision that best suits the child and family.

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Innovative Programs, Specialized Expertise

Our urology team works closely with each child’s parents or legal guardians and specialists throughout CHOC Children’s 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 proud to be leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and long-term follow-up care of patients with hypospadias. With complication rates below the national average, our team of pediatric urology specialists partner with patients and their families to develop the very best treatment options based on each child’s unique health conditions. Learn about our Hypospadias Program.
When a child’s gender is in question at birth because genitals may not appear clearly male or female, the child is said to have atypical genitalia, also known as ambiguous genitalia. Atypical genitalia can be a stressful experience for parents. We know that you have many questions and feelings as a parent of a child with a disorder of this nature. We work with each patient and to provide the very best medical, surgical and psychological support available. Learn about our Disorders of Sexual Differentiation Program.
Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) and daytime incontinence can be a source of frustration for parents and children. We understand these frustrations, and work with children and their families to find solutions. Learn about our Bedwetting and Daytime Incontinence Program.
CHOC is a state-designated Spina Bifida Team Center and provides children with closely followed care by an entire team of specialists, including neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, urologists and more. Our team has been internationally recognized for innovative treatments and expertise in the very latest surgical techniques, and we work with patients and their families to help them transition their care into adulthood. Learn about our Spina Bifida Clinic.

Knowledge is the best medicine. Learn more about your child's health in these features from the experts at CHOC.

Identifying Hernias
“Parents will typically notice a bulge in the groin or abdominal wall, where there shouldn’t be one,” says CHOC pediatric surgeon Dr. Reyna.


Urinary Tract Infections
UTIs are very common in children. Kids can get them at any age as they grow. Learn about the symptoms so you’ll know when to take your child to the doctor.


Kids and Bedwetting
Bedwetting occurs more frequently in boys than in girls, and the problem usually stops once the child is motivated and ready to work on staying dry.


Appointments and Directions

CHOC Children’s Urology Center

505 S. Main St – Suite 100 | Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 509-3919

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 resources that may be helpful for families whose children are being treated in our center.

We have developed an iReflux Risk Calculator for predicting the risk of breakthrough urinary tract infections with children with vesicoureteral reflux.
We know that families have a lot of questions about what to expect and how to prepare for their child’s surgery and recovery. Learn about our urology surgeries and procedures.
Not drinking enough water can be a factor in variety of diagnoses. Learn how much water your child should drink each day based on their age.
The Bristol Stool Chart is a reference for parents to identify the consistency and shape of a child's stools. This helps determine if a child is having healthy bowel movements or if they may be constipated or have a urological/gastrological problem. View the Bristol Stool Chart.
Some conditions, such as severe constipation, may require a child to have his or her bowel cleaned out. Our team has designed a bowel clean out program based on a patient’s weight. View our steps for a bowel clean out with Miralax.
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.

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