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Nephrology Clinical Services

Commonly Treated Conditions

Services Offered

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Antenatal counseling
  • Bone biopsy
  • Bone densitometry
  • Dialysis
    • Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)
    • Hemodialysis (in-center and home)
    • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Home intravenous therapy
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Laparoscopic kidney donation
  • Medically supervised summer camp for dialysis and transplant patients
  • Nutritional support
  • Parent and caregiver information
  • Psycho-social support for adolescents and teens
  • Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room accommodations for patient families
  • Transition program for emerging Adults
  • Urodynamics
Kidney Center

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.

Dialysis Program

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.

Hypertension Clinic

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 pharmacology.

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.

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