Our Specialties & Conditions

  • Condition

    Vaginal Agenesis

    The incomplete development of the vagina, either shorter, nonexistent or simply a remnant of one.

  • Condition

    Varicoceles

    An excessive widening of the vein that drains blood from a testicle, acting like a varicose vein of the scrotum.

  • Condition

    Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (VEDS)

    Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (VEDS) is one of the different subtypes of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). We follow patients with diagnoses of VEDS in our Connective Tissue Disorder Program here at Lurie Children’s. Learn More.

  • Program

    Vascular Lesion Center

    The Vascular Lesion Center (VLC) at Lurie Children’s is focused on providing comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents with vascular lesions.

  • Condition

    Vascular Rings

    Vascular rings occur during fetal development due to an abnormal formation of the aorta and the surrounding blood vessels. Learn more.

  • Program

    Vascular Rings Program

    Lurie Children’s surgeons have advanced methods used to correct vascular rings and operate on more pulmonary artery slings than any other hospital in North America. Learn more.

  • Condition

    Vasculitis

    Any inflammation of the blood vessels – both arteries and veins. The size of the vessel, the amount of inflammation and its location determines the severity of the disease.

  • Condition

    Vein of Galen Malformations

    Learn more about the leading treatments for Vein of Galen malformations with Lurie Children's dedicated specialists. Personalized care for optimal outcomes.

  • Condition

    Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD)

    Velopharyngeal dysfunction, or VPD, is a condition resulting from inadequate closure of the velopharyngeal port, or the opening between the nose and the mouth, during speech. Learn more.

  • Condition

    Venous Malformations

    An abnormally-formed collection of veins is called a venous malformation, or slow-flow malformation. The veins in a venous malformation are formed irregularly before birth and become enlarged. Learn more.

  • Program

    Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program

    Lurie Children's Heart Center uses VADs to support the hearts of patients from infancy to young adulthood, including patients with end-stage cardiomyopathy and our most complex congenital heart disease populations. Learn more.

  • Condition

    Ventricular Septal Defect

    An opening between the two lower chambers of the heart.

  • Condition

    Vesicoureteral Reflux

    A relatively common condition in which urine backs up from the bladder into the kidneys.

  • Treatment

    Vestibular Rehabilitation

    Lurie Children's uses vestibular rehab to treat children, adolescents and teenagers who are recovering from concussions.

  • Treatment

    Video EEG Services

    Lurie Children’s Epilepsy Division provides an advanced approach made possible by a state-of-the-art imaging and monitoring system that records visual images of children as they play.

  • Treatment

    Visual Screening & Eye Examinations

    Vision problems can lead to visual loss, developmental problems and learning disabilities. Monitoring your child's ability to see is important to the health of your growing child.

  • Condition

    Voice & Resonance Disorders

    Problems of pitch, volume or quality of the voice, distracting to listeners and sometimes painful to the child speaking.

  • Program

    Voice Program

    Lurie Children’s Voice Program treats common voice problems such as hoarseness, which may be caused by vocal cord nodules, cysts, or paralysis, intubation or prior surgeries.

  • Program

    Voice Therapy Program

    Lurie Children’s Voice Therapy team is a multidisciplinary group specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children with voice disorders.

  • Condition

    Vomiting

    A reflex that often causes the contents of the stomach to come out of the mouth, caused by a variety of problems such as viruses.

  • Condition

    von Willebrand Disease

    The most common inherited bleeding disorder, in which a protein in the blood that aids clotting is defective or missing.

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