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Our multidisciplinary nephrology team provides diagnosis and treatment for children with kidney and urinary tract disease.

Nephrology

U.S. News - Nephrology - Stanford Childrens

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is nationally ranked #7 in Nephrology by U.S. News & World Report and the highest ranked in California. The Pediatric Nephrology team provides diagnosis and treatment for children with kidney (renal) and urinary tract disorders, including:

  • Acute and chronic renal failure 
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hematuria - Blood in the urine
  • Proteinuria - Large amounts of protein in the urine
  • Hypertension - High blood pressure
  • Serum electrolytes and pH regulation disorders.
  • Complicated urinary tract infections 
  • Metabolic disorders affecting the kidneys, including cystinosis and oxalosis. Cystinosis is when cystine (a common protein-building compound) accumulates within specific cellular bodies of the kidney, known as lysosomes. Oxalosis is a buildup of a substance called oxalate in the blood after kidney failure.

The Pediatric Nephrology team also provides dialysis, transplant evaluation, and post-transplant care.

New Patients

New clinic patients must be referred by a primary care provider. The provider should fill out the referral form (PDF) and fax it to the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Referral Center at (650) 721-2884.

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