Pediatric nephrology is a specialty that provides care and treatment for kidney disease in infants, children and adolescents. This highly trained specialist is called a pediatric nephrologist. Because diseases that affect the kidneys are usually in other parts of the body, a pediatric nephrologist will also treat other organs that are related to the kidneys and the disease.
Our pediatric nephrologists team with your child's physician and other specialists to see that your child receives exceptional care. We also work closely with you and your child to help you understand your child's condition.
Some of the diseases and conditions that a Pediatric Nephrologist would treat include:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Diabetic kidney disease
- High blood pressure
- Kidney failure
- Kidney stones
- Malformations of the kidney and bladder that are present at birth
- Urinary tract infections
- Vesicoureteral reflux
A pediatric nephrologist will also work with your child if he or she needs dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Children with chronic kidney problems face many challenges. At Bon Secours, we are committed to helping your child lead a happy and healthy life. We will work with you and your family to see that your child receives the care he or she needs and the support necessary to deal with and overcome the challenges that you face.