Renal Conditions and Disorders we Treat

Acute Kidney Injury

When the kidneys are suddenly damaged and cannot perform their normal function of removing extra fluid, salts, waste and toxins from the blood, the condition is known as acute kidney injury. Learn more

Bedwetting

Please see Enuresis for further information.

Chronic Kidney Disease

The kidneys are critical organs that remove waste and excess water from the blood and direct it into your urine. When the kidneys lose function, this is known as chronic kidney disease. Learn more

Chyluria

When fluid from the lymphatic system leaks into the kidneys and turns the urine a milky color, this rare condition is known as chyluria. Learn more

Collagen Vascular Diseases

Collagen is the main protein in connective tissue. When this tissue is abnormal some of diseases that occur involve many organ systems including skeleton, lungs, eyes, heart and blood vessels. Learn more

Congenital Anomalies of the Urinary Tract

Congenital anomalies of the urogenital tract, are a broad group of common, mild to life-threatening malformations of the kidney/ureters/bladder/urethra/penis/testis/and female genitalia (one or more parts) present at birth that occur during fetal development of the urinary/genital system. Learn more

Ectopic Ureter

The ureters are the tubes in the body that drain urine from the kidneys to the bladder. A ureter that is not connected to the bladder, and drains somewhere else is known as an ectopic ureter. Learn more

Electrolyte Imbalance

When electrolytes are out of balance in the body (either too high or too low) they cause problems in many organ or systems. Learn more

Enuresis

Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) is the common problem of multiple episodes of wetting the bed in children over 7 years old, with no history of a urinary tract infection. Learn more

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is an acute or chronic inflammatory disease of the glomeruli which prevents the kidneys from functioning properly. Learn more

Hematuria

Red blood cells in the urine is known as hematuria and is quite common in children. Urine may appear to have a pinkish hue, it may be red, or even brown. Learn more

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Hemolytic uremic syndrome is a fairly uncommon life-threatening form of kidney disease which can result in kidney failure. Learn more

High Blood Pressure

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is defined as a child's blood pressure greater than that of  95% of their normal peers. Learn more

Horseshoe Kidney

Horseshoe kidney is a disorder in which the two kidneys are fused together as one at the lower end giving it a horseshoe-shaped “U” form. Learn more

Kidney Failure

The kidneys are responsible for filtering the water and waste material of the body by the bloodstream and transforming it into urine to be emptied from the bladder. Renal failure results when damage to the kidneys impairs this function. Learn more

Kidney Stones

A kidney stone is a solid, hard, pebble-like object that forms in a child’s kidneys when normal urine substances become very concentrated. Learn more

Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney

Multicystic dysplastic kidney is a common birth defect in which a baby’s normal kidney tissue (usually only on one side) is replaced by many cysts. Learn more

Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome is a group of symptoms caused by kidney damage which results in children generally between the ages of 2-6 years, leaking a protein normally found in blood, into the urine. Learn more

Obstructive Uropathy

Obstructive uropathy is a condition in which there is a blockage of the urine flow in the tube that carries urine between the kidneys and the bladder, or anywhere to the external urethral meatus. Learn more

Polycystic Kidney Disease

PKD is a kidney disorder where numerous cysts enlarge in both kidneys reducing the amount of normal kidney tissue and thereby the kidney’s ability to function normally, leading to kidney failure. Learn more

Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency

he pyruvate dehydrogenase complex of three enzymes is the bridge that gives the body the flexibility to switch from one source of energy to the other. PDC deficiency is a disorder resulting from a lack of one of the three enzymes. Learn more

Renal Parenchymal Disease

Renal parenchyma disease describes medical conditions which damages the renal cortex and the renal medulla. Learn more

Tubular Diseases

Renal tubular disorders are a diverse group of conditions, both generalized and specific that develop when the tubules don’t work properly resulting in the body’s blood water, salts, and level of acidity, singly or together, becoming abnormal. Learn more

Urinary Tract Infection

The body's urinary tract includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters and urethra. When an infection does occur in the urinary system, it is known as a urinary tract infection, or UTI. Learn more

VATER Syndrome

VATER syndrome refers to several birth defects that frequently occur in conjunction with one another. The letters stand for vertebrae, anus, trachea, esophagus and renal. Learn more

Vesicoureteral Reflux

When urine flows backwards from bladder towards the kidneys the condition is called vesicoureteral reflux. Learn more

Wilms’ Tumor

Wilm's tumor is a rare type of cancer that starts in the kidney and occurs most often in children ages 3 or 4. Learn more