Nephrology Services at Norton Children’s

Norton Children’s provides nephrology care for children with kidney conditions and kidney disease. Our kidney specialists treat everything from simple kidney conditions to complex issues such as chronic kidney disease, kidney failure and kidney transplantation. Our board-certified pediatric nephrologists have the training and experience to care for children with these conditions as well as kidney failure and kids in need of a kidney transplant. We work with transplant surgeons to manage care following a kidney transplant.  We also work with our pediatric urologists in the care of congenital kidney malformations.

Conditions we treat

We offer diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute kidney diseases and conditions, including:

  • Chronic kidney disease/end-stage renal disease
  • Congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract
  • Electrolyte disturbances
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hematuria
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney injury
  • Kidney stones
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Proteinuria
  • Urinary tract infections (kidney and bladder infections)

Nephrology tests and procedures

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)
  • Biopsy
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Renal biopsies
  • Renal nuclear scan
  • Urine tests

Collaboration with UofL Physicians for your child’s care

We work with providers from UofL Physicians to provide highly skilled care for your child. Norton Children’s Hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. These doctors are professors and active researchers helping to advance medical care through clinical research and education.

The Norton Children’s difference

With a 125-year presence in Louisville, Norton Children’s is a leader in pediatric care across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, providing an expanded footprint that includes:

Norton Children’s offers specialized programs and services, including:

  • Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, and the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center, which is one of the oldest oncology programs continuously accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
  • Norton Children’s Heart & Vascular Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, a pioneer in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Norton Children’s heart transplant surgeons performed Kentucky’s first heart transplant in a newborn in 1986, making the hospital the second site in the United States for infant transplants. Norton Children’s Hospital will be home to the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (expected completion in 2019).
  • Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, including a Level 4 epilepsy center
  • Orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation
  • The Wendy Novak Diabetes Center
Nephrology

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