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Our team of pediatric nephrologists are experts in the care of children with kidney diseases and disorders.

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1447 Harper Street
Augusta, GA 30912
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The Pediatric Nephrology Department at Children’s Hospital of Georgia offers comprehensive care for acute and chronic kidney disorders in children from newborns to young adult.

The Pediatric Nephrology Department at Children’s Hospital of Georgia offers comprehensive care for acute and chronic kidney disorders in children from newborns to young adult.

About

Kidneys are the two organs located near your back on either side of your spine, it is their job to filter your blood to get rid of waste, balance fluids, and regulate electrolytes (minerals and salts) in your body.  Blood is filtered through your kidneys throughout the day, collecting excess waste, which then drains into your bladder where is excreted from the body.

The nephrology team at Children's Hospital of Georgia is trained in the care and management of kidney problems, including:

  • Acute and chronic renal insufficiency
  • Fluid electrolyte imbalances
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney stones
  • Nephritic and nephrotic syndromes
  • Reflux or other diseases that damage the kidneys

Why Choose Us

If your child has, or develops, a problem with their kidneys, you want to know they are being looked after by a highly trained team of doctors who know how to deal with your child’s specific condition. We offer:

  • Multidisciplinary care: We are home to the region's only pediatric nephrologists, pediatric kidney transplant surgeon and pediatric urologists, and dietitians who specialize in treating the complications of kidney disease.
  • Patients and families first: We encourage our pediatric patients and their families to be a big part of the decision making when it comes to their care, we want families to be involved through a child’s whole CHOG journey.

Programs and Clinics

  • Pediatric Nephrology Clinic: We are one of only two hospitals in Georgia offering dialysis specifically for children. The clinic specializes in all before and after kidney transplant services for young patients enrolled in our Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program. Our clean comfortable clinic is open every day to provide dialysis treatments.
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program: Our comprehensive transplant program sees patients with end-stage renal failure.

If your child is experiencing symptoms of kidney disease, such as strange colored pee, changes in how much or how often they pee, swelling of their hands, feet or face, or lower back pain then they might need to see us.

Diagnostics and evaluations

We offer a full range of in-house non-surgical and surgical diagnostic procedures including:

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring: To measure a child’s blood pressure over a 24-hour period.
  • Renal ultrasound: Sound waves are used to see the size, shape, and location of the kidney(s) and/or to check the blood flow.
  • Biopsy: An image-guided surgical procedure to extract a sample of the kidney for examination to determine treatment options. Patients will stay overnight at Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

Treatments for kidney disease

Kidney treatments can range from simple to complex. Children’s Hospital of Georgia offers:

  • Dialysis: specialized hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for acute and chronic kidney patients at our Pediatric Nephrology Clinic, open seven days a week.
  • Nutritional counseling: Registered dietitians help your child learn to manage what they eat and drink for optimal kidney health.
  • Kidney transplant surgery: Performed by a trained pediatric kidney surgeon to treat end-stage renal failure.

Support Services

We are there for you and your child, always know you can come to us for support care and comfort. Please consult our,

  • Medical social workers
  • Child Life Specialists, to help children with kidney problems understand and cope with diagnosis and treatment.
 

Our Providers

Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

Ortiz, Luis, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Mansuri, Asif, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

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