Kidneys play a valuable role in your child’s body. They filter the blood and help remove waste and extra fluids. The kidneys control mineral levels like sodium, potassium and phosphorus. They produce key hormones, which help make red blood cells, regulate blood pressure and produce vitamin D.
The pediatric nephrology program at Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children provides children in the New Orleans area with leading-edge diagnosis and management of all forms of kidney disorders including:
- Kidney disease
- Electrolyte disorders
- Hematuria, or blood in the urine
- Proteinuria, or protein in the urine
- Kidney inflammation or infection
- Renal failure
- Urinary tract infection
- Nephrotic syndrome or problems with kidney function
- Kidney stones
- Cystic kidney diseases
Services and Treatments
The caring, compassionate staff at Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children uses advanced equipment and procedures like ultrasound, CT scans, MRI and kidney biopsies to diagnose, treat and manage your child’s kidney issues.
Services we offer include:
Pediatric Nephrology Team
Our multidisciplinary Pediatric Nephrology team is focused on your child’s unique healthcare needs and how they can best be met. Our team includes:
- Clinic, transplant and dialysis nurses
- Nephrology physicians
- Social workers
For more information or to schedule an appointment in Metairie, please call the Tulane Pediatric Specialty Clinic at (504) 988-6253. For an appointment at our Northshore pediatric clinic in Mandeville, call (985) 867-3876.