Medical Specialties

Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension

 

The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Phoenix Children's Hospital is the largest treatment center in the Southwest for infants, children, and adolescents with kidney disease and high blood pressure (hypertension). We evaluate and treat patients with all kidney-related problems including blood or protein in the urine, kidney stones, recurrent urinary tract infections, congenital kidney diseases, chronic kidney failure, dialysis, and kidney transplantation.

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To provide the highest quality of care to our patients, the Nephrology and Hypertension Department uses a team approach in the care of children with kidney disease. The team members include top pediatric nephrologists, social workers, renal nutritionists, specialized nurses, child life specialists and a school teacher for dialysis patients. Parents are vital part of this team and we work with the whole family to provide the best family-centered care. This health care team is one-of-a-kind in the region, allowing us to provide more than 90 percent of the pediatric kidney transplants, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis in the Southwest.

Additionally, Phoenix Children's comprehensive nephrology program includes Arizona's only dedicated Pediatric Dialysis Center and renal replacement therapy (CRRT), providing inpatient and outpatient hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. We also have the state's only dedicated Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program. We have state-of-the-art 24-hour pediatric ambulatory blood pressure monitoring program, allowing us to evaluate patients with high blood pressure in the most comprehensive way.

Programs and Services

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Kidney biopsy
  • CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy)
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Pre and Post renal transplant care
  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients with various renal disorders

Nursing Services

  • Patient/family education related to blood pressure
  • Injectable medications
  • End Stage Kidney disease
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Kidney transplant
  • Coordination of services with home care providers

Department – Specific Services

  • Multidisciplinary Team Services
  • Multidisciplinary Clinic visits
  • Multidisciplinary care continuums
  • Multidisciplinary transplant rounds
  • Patient/family support group

Community Outreach

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation referrals
  • Camp Maska for children with end stage kidney disease

Research

  • Expanded Hospital's role in North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS)
  • SCOPE Collaborative (Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric ESRD)

Contact

Phone: (602) 0933-0965
Fax: (602) 933-4610

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