Here at WVU Medicine Children’s, we understand that if your child has a condition like kidney disease, a metabolic syndrome, or urinary tract disorder, you’ll have a lot of questions. Our team works with you to provide the answers you need, while giving your child expert compassionate care every step of the way. Whether your child faces a new diagnosis or is just beginning the evaluation process, we’re here for you.
Our team of acute and chronic kidney disease specialists includes pediatric nephrologists and nurse practitioners. We partner with urologists, surgeons, psychologists, nutritionists, and social workers to provide comprehensive care for patients, including newborns and those up to age 22. We are members of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.
Conditions We Treat
As a parent, you’ll find a kid-focused treatment team that helps you navigate the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery process. Whether your child faces a complex condition or one that is more easily managed, we’ll be by your side. We offer advanced pediatric nephrology care for congenital and acquired kidney diseases and conditions, including:
- Chronic kidney disease or failure
- Chronic urinary tract infections
- Congenital problems with kidney and urinary tract
- End-stage kidney disease
- Hemolytic uremic syndrome, which damages blood vessels
- High blood pressure
- Kidney stones
- Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
- Poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis
Treatments and Services
Treatment depends on your child’s condition. We’ll talk with you about the options that best meet his or her needs. We offer advanced treatment and services, including:
- Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
- Biopsy to diagnose kidney disease
- Chemotherapy modified to treat autoimmune diseases like lupus and ANCA vasculitis
- Dialysis for kidney failure including hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
- Nutrition counseling to keep your child healthy and to control weight and blood pressure
- Plasmapheresis for treating blood plasma
- Psychological counseling and support services
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, or if we find your unborn baby has a kidney or urinary tract disorder, we offer prenatal counseling to help you understand what you can expect before, during, and after your baby’s birth. We work with your obstetrician to help ensure a healthy delivery of your baby.
Our team is always available to guide you to additional services and resources. You can also find in-depth information and supportive services through the following national organizations: