Nephrology

Pediatric Nephrology

Overview

Renal specialists provide the most advance diagnostic and treatment procedures for a wide range of diseases of the kidney and urinary tract, including:

  • congenital anomalies of the genitourinary tract
    • prenatal diagnosis
    • postnatal management
  • nephrotic syndrome
  • acute and chronic glomerulonephritis
  • acute and chronic renal failure
  • end-stage renal disease
  • hypertension
  • hematuria
  • proteinuria
  • renal tubular acidosis
  • fluid and electrolyte abnormalities
  • Vitamin D-resistent rickets
  • renal calculi
  • renal insufficiency
  • cystic kidney disease
  • renal stone disease
  • autoimmune diseases
  • patients requiring home dialysis

Continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration and hemodialysis are available in Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters' pediatric hemodialysis unit. Nephrology Faculty work closely with CHKD's transplant team and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in arranging for renal transplants; post-surgery, Nephrology Faculty are committed to a comprehensive post-transplant patient care program.