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Treatments for Kidney Failure in Children

Your Child's Care Begins Here

Treating children with kidney failure is a team effort between your family, your child and your specialized care team. Our doctors are exceptional at what they do and will work towards the long-term good health of your child, while slowing the decline of kidney function. As you consider your child’s options, know that we specialize in both types of blood-filtering methods: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. 

If your child's kidney disease progresses to the point of needing a kidney transplant, our skilled transplant team are your champions and expert resources whenever you need us. Thanks to our pioneering research, steroids are no longer necessary post-surgery to maintain the body's acceptance of the new kidney. 

Treatments We Provide

  • Kidney Transplant

    When your child has a kidney transplant, the surgeon replaces a non-functioning kidney with a healthy kidney. Lifelong medical care is always needed following a transplant.

  • Hemodialysis

    Hemodialysis uses a machine to filter waste and extra fluid from the blood. The procedure is usually done in a dialysis center, three or more times a week. Peritoneal dialysis is more commonly used for children.

  • Peritoneal Dialysis

    Peritoneal dialysis is more convenient than hemodialysis. It uses the body's peritoneal membrane to filter the blood continuously from home, during the day or at night.

  • Post-Transplant Medicine

    After transplant surgery, immunosuppressant medicine is needed to prevent infection and reduce the chance of your child's body rejecting the new kidney.