Pediatric Kidney Care

Kidney disease can affect pediatric patients in many ways, including treatable short-term conditions and life-threatening disorders.

Kidney disease in children may show up in prenatal ultrasounds, may not be noticed until the teen years or it may occur anywhere along the way. In all situations, these conditions can be stressful and disruptive for the entire family.

Conditions We Treat

Our pediatric kidney disease services also include:

  • Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Apheresis services (a process of collecting peripheral blood stem cells)

Meet The Team

UVA’s pediatric kidney team includes:

  • Nephrologists (kidney doctors)
  • Nurses
  • School specialists
  • Social workers
  • Nutritionists 
  • Pharmacists

We work together to help children with congenital and acquired kidney disease manage their condition and have as normal a lifestyle as possible. We also work closely with pediatric urologists to treat children with combinations of kidney and urinary tract disorders.

Specialty Services

Peritoneal Dialysis: At-Home Care

We offer peritoneal dialysis, a method of dialysis that can be done at home during the night while your child is asleep. Our nurses train parents to do the procedure, which reduces the number of visits to the hospital and gives children a more normal lifestyle.

Kidney Transplants

Our kidney transplant program is one of the most active in Virginia, with more than 40 years of experience.