Pediatric Kidney Services (Nephrology)

Advanced Care and Experience Benefit Pediatric Kidney Transplant Patients

When kidney problems persist, standard drug or surgical therapies may not be enough to restore and maintain function. In cases of kidney failure, pediatric kidney specialists at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital may recommend transplantation as the best treatment option. Our pediatric kidney transplant team has built a strong record of success. We have significant experience in providing transplants for children as young as 1 year old.

Refer a Patient for Kidney Transplant

To refer a patient for pediatric kidney transplant, please contact University Hospitals Transplant Institute at 440-623-7709.

Our pediatric kidney transplant program is part of the nationally renowned University Hospitals Transplant Institute at UH Cleveland Medical Center. A leader in organ transplantation, UH Transplant Institute has performed over 3,000 organ transplants on both adults and children over the past four decades. Together with pediatric specialists and organ transplant surgeons, we work to save young lives and improve long-term health and quality of life.

The pediatric kidney transplant program combined expertise in:

  • Pediatric nephrology
  • Organ transplantation
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Medication management
  • Nutrition
  • Behavioral health
  • Social work
  • Financial counseling

Children in need of a kidney transplant benefit from our:

  • Decades of experience
  • Highly skilled team of experts
  • Carefully coordinated care across all required specialties
  • Intensive communication and collaboration that improves patient outcomes

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Success

59%
of all pediatric kidney transplants in Northeast Ohio were performed at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital between 2001 to 2009
80%
of Northeast Ohio kidney transplants in children age 5 and under are performed at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
100%
survival rates in our one- and three-year patients from 2002 to 2009. During the same period, our one-year transplant survival rate was 100 percent, while our three-year transplant survival rate was 85 percent

Learn more about pediatric kidney transplant outcomes at the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients’ website, SRTR.org.

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