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Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatrics

We are dedicated to treating and managing disorders affecting your child's kidney and urinary tract.

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This page is for our littlest patients.

We offer care for adult kidney conditions, too.

Caring for kidney disease in kids

Kidneys are an important part of the body’s “team” because they filter the blood and remove all the waste. If your child has a kidney disease or disorder, we're here to join their team. We diagnose and treat kidney problems like frequent urinary tract infections (UTI), congenital kidney issues and urinary tract problems. Kidney problems can occur for many reasons, ranging from something in your child's genetics to infections and blockages.

 Lawrence S. Milner, MD, Chief of Pediatric Nephrology, examines 5-year-old patient's ear in a clinic appointment while family looks on.
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Conditions

We're here to help your little one feel better. We take their kidney health seriously and are committed to providing friendly, comprehensive care that includes diagnosing, treating and monitoring their condition. Our goal is to make your child's journey towards better health as smooth and comfortable as possible. We provide comprehensive care for:

Acute kidney injury
Anemia related to kidney disease
Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS)
Blood in the urine
Chronic pyelonephritis
Edema
Glomerulonephritis
Hematuria
High blood pressure
Hydronephrosis
Hypertensive kidney disease
Hypocalcemia
Kidney cysts
Kidney diseases
Kidney failure
Kidney stones
Lupus
Nephrotic syndrome
Polycystic kidney disease
Proteinuria
Renal artery stenosis
Tuberous sclerosis
Urinary tract infections
Voiding dysfunction
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Testing

By using a variety of imaging and tests, we closely examine your child's lab results to ensure that their kidneys are functioning at their best. Our goal is to ensure that waste and fluids are effectively removed from their system, and we leave no stone unturned in our evaluation process. Common tests include:

  • Blood tests
  • MRI
  • Percutaneous needle biopsy
  • Renal biopsy
  • Ultrasound
  • Urine tests
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Treatments

Once we've made a new diagnosis, we can create a treatment plan that's customized to their specific healthcare needs. Our treatment options are designed to be as comfortable as possible, and may include medication and management. We're here to help the patient every step of the way, so they can feel at ease knowing they're receiving the best possible care. Our treatment options include medication and management, including:

  • Chronic kidney disease management
  • Hematuria management
  • Hypertension management
  • Kidney stones management
  • Medication management
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Proteinuria management
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