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Nephrology


The Nephrology Practice at Children’s Hospital Central California provides a specialized, multidisciplinary approach to the care of infants, children and adolescents with congenital and acquired kidney disease. The Nephrology Practice is supported by professionals in clinical nutrition, social work and nursing. The practice sees almost 90% of all new patient referrals within 30 days.

The Nephrology Program at Children’s provides comprehensive and continuous inpatient and outpatient care. Other options for the treatment of acute, advanced or permanent kidney failure include hemodialysis and continuous venovenous hemofiltration. Diagnostically, the Nephrology Division offers a minimally invasive percutaneous, ultrasound-guided renal biopsy to evaluate for the full spectrum of nephritides and nephropathies.

The team treats conditions including acute and chronic renal failure and other syndromes and disorders related to kidney disease and works closely with our pediatric urologists in medical care of patients with complex urologic problems. Nephrology utilizes nurses, a dietician, and social worker with years of experience in pediatric nephrology. Their follow-up between clinic visits ensures the best outcomes and is the foundation of the practice.

Services Offered and Conditions Treated

  • Acute and chronic renal failure
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hematuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Hypertension
  • Congenital renal anomalies
  • Renal tubular disorders
  • Cystinosis
  • Oxalosis
  • Disorders of regulation of serum electrolytes and pH regulation
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Nutrition and growth disorders related to kidney disease
  • Dialysis programs
    • Hemodialysis
    • Continuous venovenous hemofiltration.
  • Renal transplantation follow-up

These are some of the most common services available. The division treats most conditions commonly associated with the specialty.

Diagnostic Services

  • Renal biopsies

Physician Referral Guidelines

Pediatric Nephrology Referral Guidelines

Pediatric Hypertension Chart


Multidisciplinary Services