Pediatric Nephrology and Urology
Pediatric nephrology is focused to treat children who are born with or develop kidney disorders. Definitive conditions include blood in the urine, blood pressure issues related to kidney efficiency, bladder problems, kidney stones, decreased kidney function, swelling and water retention issues, and urine infections. Because of the significant overlap in function and treatment, pediatric nephrologists and urologists often work closely together. Pediatric urology is concerned with treatment of children who have disorders or diseases associated with their kidneys, bladder, urethra or genitals. Conditions range from urinary tract obstructions and malformations of the genitals to dysfunctions such as bedwetting and incontinence, issues such as hernias and undescended testes, and urinary tract infections.