Overview

Overview

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

  • Location: Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation

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

  • Location: Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation

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

  • Location: Cleveland Clinic Children’s (Main Campus)

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

  • Location: Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center (Main Campus)

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.

What We Treat

What We Treat

Pediatric patients from around the world rely on us for the care and treatment of renal diseases and other kidney conditions such as:

Staff

Staff

Appointments

Appointments

Virtual Second Opinions 

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