The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
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Pediatric Nephrology

Together, the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and MMP Pediatric Specialty Care offer the largest and most active pediatric nephrology program north of Boston. Our team of board-certified/fellowship-trained pediatric nephrology subspecialists, provides inpatient and outpatient care for infants, children and adolescents with all types of kidney disease, from routine conditions to the most complex.

What is a nephrologist?

Nephrologists are devoted to treating kidney diseases and conditions. They are specially trained to manage kidney disorders caused by congenital abnormalities, vascular disease, surgery, high blood pressure (hypertensive crisis), kidney stones (nephrolithiasis), endocrine and metabolic conditions, cancer and injury.

Pediatric Nephrology Services

  • Consultation and diagnosis
  • Pediatric nephrology clinic
  • End-stage renal disease & dialysis program
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Urology clinic
  • Inpatient pediatric nephrology care
  • Hemodialysis (dialysis)
  • Hemofiltration, or continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Prenatal consultations to help parents make treatment decisions prior to the birth of a child with known kidney or urinary tract abnormalities
  • Immunosuppressive therapy
  • Surgery to correct congenital abnormalities
  • Medical management of certain renal disorders

We see patients with a full range of acute and chronic kidney diseases and disorders, including:

  • Calcium disorders and renal bone disease
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • End-stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • Fetal hydronephrosis
  • Genetic renal disorders
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Pediatric hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Kidney stones
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
  • Multicystic kidney disease
  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)
  • Radiology services for diagnostic imaging, including renal ultrasound
  • Kidney biopsy performed with ultrasound guidance and conscious sedation
  • Interventional radiology services
  • Complete lab services for rapid, accurate blood and urine testing