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
- 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 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.