Children’s Nephrology

Pediatric care for kidney disease

We provide leading-edge care to young patients with kidney disease, kidney stones, and related hypertension.

The kidneys are vital organs that filter harmful chemicals from the blood and recirculate important proteins back into the bloodstream. Kidney or urinary tract disorders can cause a child to develop swelling, fever, painful urination, increased blood pressure, or difficulty in controlling urination.

Kidney disease may result when babies are born with missing or malformed kidneys, urinary tract obstructions, genetic disorders, or other diseases.

Nephrology Services

Specialty pediatric nephrology services at Aurora BayCare include:

  • Consultations on kidney abnormalities
  • Dialysis programs
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Renal biopsy

When a child has chronic kidney disease, we monitor their blood and urine to ensure that diet and medication are managing the disease. Depending on your child's situation, we may recommend monthly, quarterly, or yearly visits. Regular follow-up is critical, as our doctors can check for problems not easily recognized without lab testing.

Conditions We Treat

Our pediatric kidney specialists offer family-centered care for young patients with kidney disease and related conditions, such as:

  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Protein in the urine
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Kidney or bladder infections and abnormalities
  • Kidney stones or cysts
  • Renal disease, renal failure

Team Approach

When you choose Aurora BayCare for pediatric kidney care, your child will benefit from a team of medical professionals. We work closely with specialists in pediatric urology to coordinate care. You’ll receive family-centered care as your child grows, along with a seamless transition to adult nephrology services if needed.

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