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When your child has a condition related to the kidneys, you want experienced children's health care from a team of specialists you can trust. As the only pediatric nephrologists in mid-Missouri, the pediatric nephrologists at University of Missouri Children’s Hospital are here to evaluate your child and craft a customized treatment plan.

Pediatric nephrology

We work closely with specialists from other disciplines at MU Health Care to ensure your child receives the comprehensive care he or she needs — regardless of the severity of the illness. Whether your child has an acute condition, like kidney stones, or something chronic, like kidney failure, we are here to help you manage the symptoms and treat the condition.

Conditions we treat

Our specialists are adept at treating any condition related to the kidneys, including:

  • Acute kidney injury (acute renal failure)
  • Anatomic abnormalities
  • Bedwetting
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Congenital (present at birth) urologic/nephrologic disorders
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Kidney cysts, including polycystic kidney disease
  • Kidney stones
  • Nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys)
  • Nephrotic syndrome (excessive protein in the urine)
  • Proteinuria (excessive protein in the urine)
  • Renal acid-base and electrolyte disturbances
  • Renal transplantation
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Treatments and services we offer

MU Health Care Children’s Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures to treat your child’s kidney condition.

The treatments and services we offer include:

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Blood pressure management
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Prenatal consultation for kidney abnormalities
  • Immunosuppression for kidney-related diseases