If your child has a kidney issue, no matter how small or how complex, the team of experts in the Pediatric Nephrology Division at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital comprehensively treats all children with medical diseases of the kidneys and lower urinary tract, including fluid and electrolyte imbalances. Caring for children with acute kidney failure and those with end-stage kidney disease, who require treatment with either dialysis or transplantation, is a major focus of our service.
- Kidney transplantation — we are one of the top five pediatric transplantation programs in the country
- Care of infants with urologic and kidney disease
- Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic glomerulonephritis (damage to area of kidneys that filters waste and fluids) — more than 100 kidney biopsies are performed yearly for diagnostic purposes
- Acute and chronic dialysis for kidney failure
On average, our division sees more than 4,000 children each year with more than 3,200 outpatient visits. We average 30 chronic dialysis patients, and perform approximately 800 acute inpatient dialysis treatments per year. Our program performs 15 to 20 transplants per year.
We offer a program focused on the treatment of pediatric hypertension, as well as a combined program with our rheumatology colleagues for the treatment of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder) and other combined kidney/rheumatologic conditions. Intra-uterine (prenatal) kidney disease counseling and evaluation are also available.