Rady Children’s Comprehensive Kidney Care Center treats children and young adults up to 21 years of age with kidney disease. We offer a full array of services along the age continuum, from prenatal counseling and initial diagnosis, to renal replacement therapy, to the transition to adult nephrology services.
Expert, family-centered care is provided by the Nephrology division of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego. We have a multidisciplinary team including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists and child life specialists. Care is coordinated among these disciplines and individualized to meet the needs of each patient. All families are encouraged to take an active role in the treatment plan. Our team is here to support you through your child’s journey.
Inpatient services are provided for the treatment of all nephrology conditions. These services include acute hemodialysis, acute peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy and our outstanding Kidney Transplant Program.
Our outpatient services include the Nephrology/Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic, Hypertension/Obesity Clinic, Kidney Transplant Clinic, Dialysis Clinic (peritoneal dialysis & hemodialysis), Infusion Center services and apheresis. We also have two joint specialty clinics: the Stone Clinic with our Urology division for the management of kidney stones and the Joint Rheumatology/Nephrology Clinic for the management of lupus. These clinics make it possible to see two specialists in one visit.
Children needing hemodialysis are treated at Rady Children’s five-station Hemodialysis Unit, which has a state-of-the-art ultrapure water processing facility. Pure water is important because the hemodialysis machines mix their own dialysate solutions, which is used to clean the patient’s blood. Specially trained dialysis nurses are experts in treating patients of all ages and sizes, from infants to young adults. Along with receiving personalized care from our nurses and doctors, each patient will see the other members of our comprehensive care team.
Video: Learn about our full array of services from Dr. Robert Mak
In the News
- Teen Kidney Transplant Patient Looks for a Miracle and a Donor, cw6sandiego.com, features Nadine Benador, M.D.
- March 12th is World Kidney Day, sandiego6.com