Nephrology/ Kidney Disease

WVU Medicine Children’s offers a full range of nephrology care for infants, children, and adolescents with kidney disease. Our pediatric nephrologist works closely with experts in other pediatric specialties, including urology, surgery, psychology, nutrition, and social work to provide multidisciplinary care for pediatric patients of all ages.

Conditions
We provide expert pediatric nephrology care for children with kidney disease and conditions such as:

  • congenital malformations of the kidney and bladder
  • genetic kidney diseases
  • glomerulonephritis, acute and chronic
  • hypertension
  • kidney (renal) failure (acute or chronic)
  • diabetic kidney disease
  • complications of kidney transplant
  • kidney stones
  • polycystic kidney disease
  • prenatally diagnosed kidney abnormalities
  • urinary tract infections
  • end-stage renal disease

Services

Dialysis

  • continuous renal replacement modalities
  • hemodialysis
  • peritoneal dialysis

Other pediatric nephrology treatments

  • long-term follow-up of pediatric kidney transplant patients
  • immunosuppressive therapies
  • care of chronic renal failure patients
  • antibiotic therapy and prevention for urinary tract infections
  • prevention and medical management for treatment of kidney stones
  • antihypertensive treatment with medication therapy and lifestyle modification counseling
  • plasmapheresis

Diagnostic procedures

  • kidney biopsy

WVU Medicine Health Report: Pediatric Kidney Stones