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Kidney diseases can affect the quality of life and growth in children and cause serious complications if not treated properly. At NewYork-Presbyterian, we have a mission: to provide compassionate, expert care for newborns, children, and young adults with acute and chronic kidney disease. We develop warm and ongoing relationships with children whose kidney conditions are chronic or progressive and their families and often care for these children over many years. If your child needs a kidney transplant, we can refer you to our transplantation teams, who have extensive experience performing this complex procedure — with a track record of excellent outcomes.
What we treat
We offer comprehensive care for children with a wide range of acute and chronic kidney diseases and conditions, including:
- Fluid and electrolyte abnormalities
- Hematuria (blood in the urine)
- Proteinuria (protein in the urine)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Nephrotic syndrome
- Urinary tract malformations
- Vesicoureteral reflux
- Complications of kidney stones and enuresis (bed-wetting)
Our Approach to Care
We put together the team of experts your child needs. Our dedicated multidisciplinary kidney care teams include highly experienced pediatric nephrologists (medical doctors who specialize in kidney care), transplant surgeons, nurses, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, dietitians, and social workers. They are all fully committed to providing family-centered care. As a patient nears adulthood, our pediatric nephrologists work hand-in-hand with our adult nephrologists to prepare adolescents and young adults for a smooth transition from pediatric to adult care.
Treatments we offer
From medications and dialysis to transplantation surgery, we provide a wide range of treatments to help young patients with kidney disease live better lives. We are also investigating new treatments to slow the progression of kidney disease to delay the need for dialysis or transplantation.
Growth failure program. Our specialists have expertise in caring for children with growth failure resulting from chronic kidney disease. We are interested in learning why some children with kidney disease do not grow as expected and treat growth failure to help children grow more normally.
Advanced dialysis. We provide kidney replacement therapies, including hemodialysis for older children and peritoneal dialysis for very young children who are still too small for transplantation.
Kidney transplantation. Our nephrologists work closely with our transplantation specialists to care for children who need a new kidney. Through our Living Donor Program, you may be able to donate a kidney to your child. We routinely use cutting-edge approaches to reduce the side effects of anti-rejection drugs after transplant.
Why Choose Us
Children who have kidney disease can develop related problems, such as growth failure, anemia, bone disease, and hypertension. Our kidney specialists have exceptional experience detecting and treating all of these complications. They work together as a team and with our kidney transplant experts to help your child lead as normal a life as possible. Researchers are also developing new and more effective treatments for children with kidney disease. Call us today to make an appointment for a consultation.
Awards & Recognition
A top hospital for pediatric kidney care
U.S. News & World Report has ranked NewYork-Presbyterian among the best children's hospitals in the nation for pediatric kidney care.