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A team approach to kidney care

UW Health Kids offers specialty clinics to manage conditions affecting your child’s kidneys. Within these clinics, experts come together to care for your child.

Specialty clinics to ensure the best care for your child's condition

Our specialty clinics include:

  • UW Health Kids Bone and Mineral Metabolism Clinic

  • UW Health Kids Dialysis Clinic

  • UW Health Kids Hypertension Clinic

  • UW Health Kids Kidney Stone Clinic

  • UW Health Kids Metabolic Syndrome Clinic   

One-stop care for kidney stones

We offer a coordinated approach to kidney stone care. At our UW Health Kids Kidney Stone Clinic, your child will meet with their entire care team at one appointment.

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Our pediatric experts have served the special needs of children for more than 100 years. We focus on each child’s unique needs and offer social and emotional support to help you and your child face even the most complex condition. Our long history includes the creation of medical advances that save lives around the world. Together, we get your child back to health and enjoying being a kid.

Conditions and treatments

Conditions affecting the kidneys

Healthy kidneys filter waste and water from the blood to create urine. If kidneys are damaged, they can’t work correctly. Over time, this can lead to kidney disease.

Children can be born with a kidney condition or develop one as they age.

Experience with a wide range of conditions

Some kidney conditions, such as kidney stones and urinary tract infections, are common and easily treatable. Others are rare or more complex to treat.

Kidney conditions

UW Health Kids kidney specialists evaluate and treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Acute kidney failure (renal failure)

  • Bone problems related to kidney disorders

  • Calcium disorders and renal bone disease 

  • Congenital kidney abnormalities

  • Cystic kidney disease 

  • Electrolyte abnormalities 

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

  • Inflammatory conditions of the kidney

  • Kidney stones

  • Nephritis

  • Nephrotic syndrome

  • Pediatric metabolic syndrome

  • Renal insufficiency

  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Solutions for your child's condition

We work closely with other UW Health Kids providers to diagnose and treat your child’s kidney condition. Our treatment plans are designed together with you and your child’s primary care physician.

  • Diagnostic kidney biopsy

  • Management of calcium disorders and renal bone disease

  • Medical and surgical treatment for kidney stones

  • Nutrition management 

  • Pediatric hemodialysis

  • Pediatric kidney transplant

  • Pediatric peritoneal dialysis


Convenient locations for care and follow-up

Our UW Health Kids nephrology team offers specialized clinics within American Family Children’s Hospital. We also see patients at our general pediatric nephrology clinics in Green Bay, Oshkosh and La Crosse.

Our team

Experts focused on the health of your child

UW Health Kids nephrologists care for common and complex kidney conditions affecting children.

Meet our team