Leading Pediatric Kidney Care
At Sanford Children’s, your child will receive up-to-date and comprehensive kidney care from a team of expert pediatric nephrologists. We treat patients with kidney disorders from newborns to young adults.
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We offer pediatric dialysis for our young patients suffering from chronic or acute kidney failure. Dialysis filters the blood and removes waste when a child’s kidneys can’t do these functions itself. Our nephrologists and nurses are specially trained in the complexities of pediatric dialysis.
There are two types of dialysis. Talk to your child’s care team to decide which option is right for your child.
Hemodialysis dialysis uses a machine to filter your child’s blood and remove toxins and substances normally cleared by the kidneys.
Peritoneal dialysis attaches a catheter to tissue in the abdomen to remove excess fluid and get rid of waste.
Turn to Sanford Children’s Nephrology for comprehensive care. Our specialists coordinate with your child’s primary care physician to provide high-quality care. You’ll partner with a pediatric health team that will communicate and work together to keep you and your family healthy.
Pediatric Nephrology Disorders
Your child’s kidneys play a vital role by removing waste products from the bloodstream. They also keep salt in balance in the blood and make a hormone that helps form red blood cells.
Kidney diseases can cause short-term or permanent damage to the kidneys. These diseases and their symptoms include:
Blood in the urine
Chronic and acute kidney failure
Chronic urinary tract infections
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Loss of protein in the urine
If there is an issue with your child’s kidneys, see a pediatric nephrologist for specialized kidney care. Our experts can diagnose and treat kidney disorders to reverse or prevent kidney damage in children. Find a location or doctor near you to schedule an appointment today.
Get the Facts About Children's Kidney Disorders
Diseases of children's kidneys often cause temporary or permanent changes to the small structures and vessels in the kidney. Frequent urinary tract infections can cause scarring to these structures. This can lead to kidney (renal) failure. Some diseases cause kidney damage. Some kidney problems are present at birth. Learn how kidneys work, what nephrologists do and more.
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