Pediatric Nephrology : About

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Ochsner Hospital for Children is dedicated to providing outstanding, personalized care for infants, children and adolescents. Recognizing that pediatric care is the beginning of the health care journey, Ochsner Hospital for Children offers an interdisciplinary approach that honors diversity, encourages open discussion and respects the parents’ and child’s rights to participate in the planning of care. Sound medical research and education, empowered by skill and technology, bolster Ochsner Hospital for Children’s commitment to excellence in pediatric care.

Facts

The Pediatric Nephrology Division provides for the evaluation, management and education of the following disorders:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Protein in the urine
  • Blood electrolyte abnormalities, including acidosis
  • Kidney failure
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney transplant
  • Hypertension
  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypercholesterolemia