The Dialysis and Kidney
Transplantation program at CMHC is dedicated to providing the
highest quality pediatric care to children with kidney disorders
and their families. Our department recognizes that the family is an
integral "team member" and is essential to the planning and
implementation of the child's health management. Therefore, all of
our programs are conducted in a family-centered environment that is
designed to assist the patient achieve the best possible
Our services include:
- Kidney Transplantation
- Laparoscopic Kidney Donation
- Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) (in-center and home)
- Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
- Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD)
- Hemodialysis (HD) (in-center and home)
- Vascular Access Surgery and Repair
- Surgical Revision
- Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
- Medical Infusions (in-center and home)
We have 10 treatment stations.
Our patients range in age from neonates to 18+ years.
We are located at:
- Children's Mercy Hospital, Hospital Hill, 2401 Gillham Road,
Kansas City, Missouri
- Camp in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, where hemodialysis and
peritoneal dialysis are preformed in a camp-like atmosphere.
- School visits are also made to educate students, teachers and
Why choose us?
- We offer a nationally and internationally recognized end-stage
renal disease (dialysis and transportation) program that is the
largest pediatric dialysis and transplant center between St. Louis
- Children's Mercy participates in multiple pediatric renal
transplant and dialysis research studies to evaluate new therapies
and is a member of the Combined Clinical Trials in Pediatric
Transplantation (CCTPT) Study Group.
- Our staff focus on a variety of Continuous Quality Improvement
projects such as:
- Treatment algorithms for iron and erythropoietin therapy in
patients with kidney disease and anemia
- Impact of a formal compliance monitoring program on the success
of kidney transplant care
- Our program participates in the North American Pediatric
Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS) registry of dialysis and
kidney transplant patients with nearly 150 other pediatric centers
in the U.S. and Canada.