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Rady Children's Specialists


Pheresis nurses

We provide a full array of services to diagnose and treat kidney diseases, which are listed below.

Inpatient Services

Outpatient Services

  • Nephrology/Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic
  • Kidney biopsies — Kidney biopsies are used to diagnose various diseases. This is a short procedure using general anesthesia where a special needle is used to take a small sample of kidney tissue and can usually be accomplished as an outpatient procedure.
  • Kidney Transplant Clinic — We provide transplant evaluations for children undergoing dialysis. A referral is required from your child’s physician.
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Program — Some children have “white coat syndrome” — high blood pressure due to anxiety about seeing the doctor. To determine if a child has true high blood pressure, Rady Children’s developed this program. The child wears a blood-pressure cuff that inflates every 20 minutes during the day and every hour at night. A referral to this program is required from your child’s physician.
  • Joint Rheumatology and Nephrology Lupus Clinic
  • Joint Urology and Nephrology Stone Clinic
  • Combination therapy for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis — A combination of pulse methylprednisolone, alternate day corticosteroids and oral cyclophosphamide, known as Tune Mendoza, has been shown to have very good results.
  • Outpatient Dialysis Center — Directed by Nadine Benador, M.D.dialysis services are provided on an outpatient basis.
  • Outpatient Apheresis Center — Directed by Nadine Benador, M.D.apheresis services are provided on an outpatient basis.
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic (multidisciplinary)