Nephrology Services

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Norton Children’s Nephrology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, 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 School of Medicine for Your Child’s Care

Our providers offer 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 Hospital – The region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital and Louisville’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Norton Children’s Hospital also has one of the largest Level IV (highest level) neonatal intensive care units in the country.
  • Numerous regional outpatient centers and extensive pediatrician and pediatric specialist offices throughout the area.
  • Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital – The only women’s hospital in Louisville, providing care dedicated to the needs of women and children.
  • Norton Children’s Medical Center – A unique regional outpatient facility designed “Just for Kids,” bringing pediatric care to northeastern Jefferson County and the surrounding area.

Norton Children’s Offers Specialized Programs and Services, Including:

  • Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, 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 Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, 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 is home to the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
  • Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery through Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, including a Level 4 epilepsy center
  • Orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation
  • The Wendy Novak Diabetes Center

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