UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is once again ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
Our exceptional team of doctors continues to distinguish itself with a growing number of UH physicians being ranked among 2013’s Best Doctors in America.
The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital specializes in children’s kidney disease. Our physicians, nurses and other experts work to diagnose, treat and manage kidney problems.
They routinely consult with specialists in urology, genetics and other fields. Through this collaborative approach, the team develops individualized treatment plans that meet each child’s unique needs.
Our program is among the best in the nation for treating pediatric renal disease. It is consistently listed at the top of rankings published by U.S.News & World Report.
Critical to the health of the human body, the kidneys perform multiple functions. They produce urine, which removes waste products and extra water from the body. The urine flows from the kidneys down narrow tubes called ureters to the bladder, where it is stored until it is expelled. In addition to removing waste, kidneys also regulate a variety of compounds, salts and other minerals in the blood.
In children, kidney problems arise when:
Our team is led by pediatric nephrologists who have advanced training in managing kidney problems in children. They are also experienced in treating complex cases, including rare genetic disorders and kidney failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation.
The team is experienced in treating children of all ages, from birth through adolescence. UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital brings significant advantages to families in need of kidney care, including:
Our pediatric experts employ sophisticated technology and techniques to improve health and save lives in the following areas, from the most common to the least common:
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