A wide range of expertise translates into excellence in patient
management and research for a variety of clinical disorders
- Acute kidney injury (renal failure)
- Chronic kidney disease
- Congenital kidney abdormalities
- Disorders of mineral metabolism
- End-stage renal disease
- Fluid and electrolyte imbalance
- Kidney transplantation
- Metabolic bone disease/osteoporosis
- Nephrotic syndrome
- Renal tubular disorders
- Voiding disorders
This clinic is the site for the evaluation and treatment of
children from birth through 21 years of age with a variety of
disorders affecting the kidney and urinary tract.
The Dialysis Program provides expert care for pediatric patients
with acute kidney failure and end-stage kidney disease. A full
array of dialysis modalities are available consisting of continuous
renal replacement therapy; peritoneal dialysis; in-center
hemodialysis; and one of the nation's only pediatric home
hemodialysis programs. Learn more about the Dialysis Program.
Kidney Transplant Program
The KidneyTransplant Program is conducted in conjunction with Pediatric
Transplant Surgery and provides comprehensive transplant care for
infants, children and adolescents. Our superior patient and graft
survival rates have enabled the Children's Mercy Kidney Transplant
Program to establish an outstanding national reputation. A
diversely skilled and experienced team of transplant physicians,
pediatric specialists and surgeons work with referring physicians
before, during and after a transplant to ensure effective
continuity of care for pediatric transplant recipients.
The Hypertension Clinic specializes in the evaluation and
treatment of children with high blood pressure. Evaluation includes
access to state-of-the-art diagnostic resources, including
ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and specialized renovascular
imaging capabilities. Treatment options are developed by a
multidisciplinary team that includes a dietitian, nurse
practitioner and physician specially trained in pediatric
Bone and Mineral Disorder Clinic
Children with all types of congenital and acquired metabolic
bone disorders are evaluated and treated in this clinic. The clinic
also sees referrals for the investigation and treatment of children
with kidney stones and abnormalities in mineral metabolism.
Pediatric bone densitometry and bone ultrasound are available as
diagnostic tools and the clinic provides bisphosphonate therapy on
an outpatient basis. Find out more about the
Bone and Mineral Disorder Clinic.
Antenatal Kidney Clinic
The Antenatal Kidney Clinic provides counseling to expectant
mothers when a kidney or urinary tract abnormality is identified on
prenatal evaluation. During the interactive session, the team
provides information to the family on the possible diagnosis and
develops a plan for evaluation and treatment after birth.
Additional information is available about prenatal services that
Children's Mercy provides in the Fetal Health Center.
Enuresis/Voiding Disorder Clinic
Children seen in this clinic are referred because of the
inability to stay dry during the day and/or night or because of an
abnormal voiding pattern. Some patients may undergo further
evaluation in the division's Urodynamics Laboratory. Patients are
seen by a pediatric nurse practitioner who specializes in these
conditions in collaboration with a pediatric nephrologist. Learn
more about the
Enuresis/Voiding Disorder Clinic.