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Pediatric Nephrology

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With some of the country’s leading specialists and researchers, our pediatric team is focused on bringing the latest research and most innovative treatments to the children who need it most.. Families come to UF Health from across Florida and the U.S. for the care we offer.

Services and conditions we treat

The Pediatric Renal Program provides diagnosis and treatment for infants, children and adolescents with all forms of acute and chronic kidney disease. There are approximately 3600 outpatient visits and 350 admissions each year. These include infants, children and adolescents with a variety of bladder and kidney problems, patients with hypertension and electrolyte abnormalities and the assessment of pregnant women carrying a fetus with a renal disease or abnormality noted on ultrasound.

Physicians across the entire tri-state area call for consultations, as do the faculty of the University of Florida Health Science Center who need joint consultative care of the complex pediatric problems.

Dialysis program

The Pediatric Dialysis Program at UF Health consists of an expert team of physicians, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, child life and pediatric specialists who assist children with chronic renal failure.

Our team works with families to provide medical education and individualized therapy for each child and provide guidance on behavioral and developmental issues. We also assist in arranging transport and visiting nursing services.

Our team now provides its renal patients with plasmapheresis. Plasmapheresis is the process of separating cells or unwanted components from a patient’s blood and returning the desired components, along with the replacement fluids, to the patient.

Kidney transplant program

The Kidney Transplant Program at UF Health is closely integrated with the Pediatric Nephrology Program and offers a continuum of services, evaluates children who are potential candidates for transplantation and manages the care of children who have received transplanted kidneys. The multidisciplinary staff works as a team to provide individualized care to your child and includes physicians and multidisciplinary teams of specially trained coordinators, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, physical therapists and psychologists who are experts in transplant kidney care.

Transplant locations

Check out the UF Health Shands Transplant Center. Browse our locations directory for practices related to pre- and post-transplant medicine.

Transplant physicians

Browse our directory to find UF Health Physicians and other health care providers offering pre- and post-transplant care.

Make a gift

You can make a gift to help enhance the care of transplant patients.

Sign up to be an organ donor

This Web site gives you the opportunity to join Florida’s organ, tissue and eye donor registry by signing up online.

Referrals and telehealth

Referring physicians

Please use our e-referral site to submit a patient referral.

Telehealth appointments

Please contact your provider to schedule an appointment and they will determine if a telehealth visit is right for you. Our telehealth section will help you prepare for your online visit.

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