Conditions We Treat
Kidney Transplant Program
Our Kidney Transplant Program covers a lot of conditions. As you’re researching conditions and treatments, we want to provide you with the information you need without overwhelming you.
We cover many more conditions than the ones listed here. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We are ready to help.
There are many causes of chronic kidney disease:
- Some children are born with an abnormality that can affect their kidneys.
- Some kidney conditions run in families.
- Kidney disease can present itself due to severe infections, chronic illnesses or reactions to certain medications.
When kidneys are not working well, waste builds up in the blood and body salts and fluids go out of balance. The child may feel tired, weak and may not want to eat.
When kidney function gets to less than 15% of normal, that function may need to be replaced with dialysis or transplantation. If the doctor believes this is permanent, and kidney failure is not treated, it can be fatal. Permanent kidney failure is called end stage renal disease or ESRD.