Children with chronic kidney disease need special care. The kidney specialists at Children’s Hospital analyze nutrition, metabolic status and growth to find the best outcomes possible for children with kidney disease. Dialysis treatments may be performed at home, in the outpatient clinic or the hospital.
For children with chronic kidney disease treated with dialysis, our ultimate goal is a successful kidney transplant.
Meet Your Care Team
- Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones and Nephrocalcinosis, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Proteinuria and Nephrotic Syndrome
- Chronic Kidney Disease, Congenital Anomalies of the Kidneys and Urinary Tract, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
- Congenital Anomalies of the Kidneys and Urinary Tract, Cystic Kidney Diseases, Electrolyte and Acid-base Disorders, Glomerulonephritis, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Proteinuria and Nephrotic Syndrome
Why Choose Dialysis Program at Vanderbilt
- Recognized care
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks us among the best children’s hospitals in the U.S. We are honored to make the list of best hospitals in all 10 specialties ranked.
- Coordinated care
Our doctors, nurses and staff work closely together to develop a personalized care plan for your child. We also work closely with your pediatrician to provide your child with seamless ongoing care.
- Family-centered care
You know your child best. So we work with you to create a specialized healthcare plan based on what is best for your child’s health. At Children’s Hospital, you are always a key member of your child’s care team.
- Access to child life specialists
Our Child Life specialists are trained in child development and the unique needs of children, teens, and families in the hospital. Through play, they create a friendly environment to help your child feel more comfortable.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:
- In-center hemodialysis
- Peritoneal dialysis