Kidney & Bladder
ColumbiaDoctors pediatric nephrologists are national leaders in caring for newborns, children, and adolescents with kidney disease.
Our experts in nephrology provide state-of-the-art therapies and are at the forefront of research, and making new discoveries about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney disease. Our dedicated interdisciplinary team includes physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, dietitians, and social workers who provide family-centered care, supporting parents and caregivers through every stage of the medical process.
At Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, we evaluate and treat children with all forms of kidney disease, including:
- Acute kidney injury
- Chronic kidney disease
- End-stage renal disease (kidney failure, which usually requires dialysis or a kidney transplant)
- Fluid and electrolyte abnormalities
- Glomerulonephritis (when the kidneys can’t filter waste and fluids from the blood)
- Hematuria (blood in the urine) and proteinuria (abnormal amounts of protein in the urine)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Kidney stones
- Nephrotic syndrome (caused by damage to small clusters of blood vessels in the kidney)
- Urinary tract and kidney malformations
- Kidney and bladder infections
Our pediatric nephrologists provide continuous renal replacement therapy for critically ill children who require the most advanced care. Hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and a comprehensive kidney transplant program are available for our young patients with end-stage renal disease.
Our pediatric kidney transplantation program is one of the most experienced in the nation, providing care 24/7, each day of the day. We offer pre- and post-transplant counseling for patients and family members, and use leading-edge therapies to help reduce the side effects of anti-rejection medications.
We are a major referral center for infants and children with common or complex renal diseases. Kidney stones and kidney and urogenital anomalies, including vesicoureteral reflux and dysfunctional voiding, are managed together with pediatric urologists.
In 2014, our pediatric nephrologists launched an Outpatient Complex Patient Care Clinic with the Pediatric Urology service. This has allowed for reduced appointment times, improved patient quality of life, and ultimately a better understanding of patients plan of care.
Our robust collaborations with several other sub-specialties such as Maternal Fetal Medicine, Genetics, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, allow for the early detection and prompt treatment of kidney and urogenital conditions. We provide parents with prenatal counseling and routinely follow infants with these conditions after discharge from the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.