Treating the spectrum of kidney diseases
Our nephrology program offers consultation on and management of a wide range of kidney diseases in children, including:
Once a diagnosis is made, appropriate treatment can be started. The goal of treatment is to keep the child's kidneys as healthy as possible. Treatment is usually successful, but in some cases kidney damage is so severe that the child needs special support until the kidneys regain their function.
In some cases, a test called a kidney biopsy is needed to diagnose a kidney disease. A kidney biopsy involves taking a very tiny piece of tissue from one kidney while the child is sleeping.
Because the kidneys perform jobs that affect several other parts of the body, the board-certified pediatric nephrologists at Children's work closely with experts in other specialties—including pediatric urology, transplant surgery, psychology, nutrition and social work—to provide comprehensive care for patients.
All in the family
At Children's, we don't just devote time to treating the patient—we also look after the family. The cornerstone of our approach is family-centered care that benefits everyone. You'll have an opportunity to routinely discuss medical options and next steps with the care team. In fact, family members are considered an integral part of the decision-making team, along with the physicians, nurses and other staff.
Given our family-at-the-forefront emphasis, we offer many patient and family resources, from child life specialists to interpreter services.
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