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Nephrology

Nephrology & Hypertension

We provide primary and consultative care and treatment to children and adolescents with all forms of kidney disease, administered by a team of renal specialists from the joint nephrology/urology clinic. In addition, our Transplant Center has extensive experience with pediatric kidney transplantation, offering living-related and deceased donor renal transplantation services.

We see children and adolescent patients on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation as well as in the community at the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center in Avon, the Medina Medical Office Building and the Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center.

The Judith M. Power Dialysis Unit

The Power Dialysis Unit offers exceptional kidney disease treatment for young patients with end-stage renal disease in a child-friendly setting. Opened in 2003, the unit is designed to serve children up to 21 years of age.

  • The unit is staffed by pediatric nephrologists, certified nephrology nurses, pediatric renal dietitians, renal social workers, recreational therapists, volunteers and education liaison personnel. We understand the unique medical, emotional and social needs of children.
  • The unit also serves as a training center for parents so they may perform peritoneal dialysis at home, if appropriate.
  • It is the only dedicated pediatric dialysis unit in Northeastern Ohio affiliated with a full-service transplant center.

Pediatric Nephrology Clinics

The Center for Pediatric Nephrology provides multi-disciplinary clinics for children with persistent nephrology conditions, including bladder control, kidney stones and hypertension. To register for a clinic please call 216.444.5437 or 800.223.2273, ext. 45437.

Bladder Control Clinic

This specialty clinic is held to provide specialized care and attention to children with bladder control problems such as bedwetting, daytime urinary incontinence, urinary frequency, urgency, and pain or burning on urination. Our specialized staff provides an individualized treatment plan in a compassionate, professional environment. Comprehensive therapy involves the use of behavioral therapy, biofeedback, enuresis alarms, and medications. Additionally, consultative services are provided by a pediatric urologist and psychologist on an individual basis.

Pediatric Hypertension Clinic

The specialty clinic is dedicated to evaluating and treating neonates, children and adolescents with high blood pressure. We offer specialized services tailored to individual needs by incorporating dietary changes and lifestyle modifications. We also provide 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring along with coordinated radiological testing when appropriate. Consultative services are sought from other pediatric specialties like endocrinology, cardiology and gastroenterology when needed.

Pediatric Kidney Stone Clinic

This specialty clinic is conducted for comprehensive care of kidney stones in children including diagnosis, non-surgical treatment, and prevention. A high level of service is provided through pediatric nephrologists and dieticians by integrating evaluation of metabolic, dietary, and environmental risks responsible for stone formation in children. In case of surgical intervention, consultative services are employed from a pediatric urologist.

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program

Urologists who specialize in all diseases of the kidney work with our kidney transplant service, pediatric specialists, nurses and social workers to provide the highest quality medical care and emotional support.

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension department also offers regularly scheduled subspecialty clinics for peritoneal dialysis, transplantation and a joint nephrology/urology clinic for pediatric patients with:

Pediatric Dialysis is Always Available

The Power Dialysis Unit is the only dedicated pediatric dialysis unit in Northeastern Ohio affiliated with a full-service transplant center. That means that a comprehensive care program is available for children with complex, chronic kidney disease.

Pediatric patients hospitalized for dialysis are cared for by a team that specializes in the medical care, as well as the unique emotional and social needs of children with renal disease.

The team includes:

  • Physicians
  • Certified pediatric nurse practitioners
  • Dietitians
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers

All collaborate closely in the care of every patient.

The Cleveland Clinic kidney transplant program is a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and meets all the organization’s requirements for kidney transplantation. All transplantation services, including laboratory services, organ procurement, and liaison with governmental agencies, transplant organizations and payers, are coordinated through Cleveland Clinic's Transplant Center.

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