Pediatric Nephrology Program Capabilities

Medical City is also the only hospital in North Texas where a kidney recipient and donor is treated in the same facility, which can be especially important for parents, family members, and friends who wish to donate. Medical City Children’s Hospital provides the most advanced care available for a wide range of kidney disorders, including:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney stones
  • Hematuria and proteinuria
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)
  • Congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract
  • Polycystic kidney diseases
  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Acute kidney failure
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Acute and chronic peritoneal dialysis
  • Renal transplant
  • Metabolic bone disorders

Pediatric Nephrology Program Highlights

  • Prenatal counseling and testing for infants who may have congenital kidney abnormalities
  • Latest approaches and techniques; sophisticated treatment options include:
    • Acute hemodialysis
    • Acute and chronic peritoneal dialysis
    • Continuous venovenous hemofiltration
    • Kidney transplants
    • Kidney biopsies
    • Plasmapheresis
    • Advanced approaches to glomerular diseases
  • State-of-the-art PICU and Level III NICU
  • Family-centered care
  • Full spectrum of pediatric subspecialists under one roof
  • Comprehensive range of ancillary services provided by social workers, dietitians, Child Life Specialists, speech pathologists, and occupational and physical therapists
  • Advanced and sophisticated imaging studies including CT, MRI and Nuclear Medicine scans
  • Full laboratory facilities
  • Private rooms and in-room sleeping accommodations for parents
  • Child Life Specialists help children adapt to the hospital experience