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Pediatric Kidney Transplant Surgery

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Surgery

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Surgery

Pediatric Kidney Transplant

The Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program at Children’s Hospital of Georgia was started in 1969 to treat children with end stage renal disease.  Our hospital is proud of its 100% success rate for kidney transplants in children, which is defined by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients as having a transplanted kidney survive and function at both the one-year mark, and the three-year mark, over a six-year period.  This success has given many patients a new lease on life!

Kidney surgery is serious, so you want the area’s best surgeons caring for your child. Our pediatric nephrologists, urologists and kidney surgeons have treated scores of children, working tirelessly for their kidney transplant patients to return them to their normal lives as quickly as possible.

Our transplant program offers:

  • A child-friendly environment: Our surgeries are performed in a facility designed with children in mind.
  • Pre-op evaluation: A dedicated pediatric psychologist conducts thorough pre-op evaluations of transplant candidates and their families.
  • Coordinated care team: A pediatric kidney transplant surgeon and pediatric anesthesiologists work in coordination with pediatric nephrologists and urologists to prepare a child for their surgery.
  • Nurse clinicians: Remain in close contact with the family and function as case managers.
  • “Patients first” viewpoint: We strongly believe that families are active participants in the decisions that are made regarding their child’s care at Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), our urologist can remove a kidney from a living related donor using a minimally invasive surgical procedure which reduces pain and recovery time for the donor.
  • Preemptive transplants, when possible, we can perform surgery early to potentially allow a patient to avoid having to go on dialysis altogether.
  • After-transplant monitoring, in our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), staffed by Pediatric Intensivists who monitor your child closely during recovery.
  • Medical Interpreters, are available for non-English speaking patients and families to help patient understand their care. We are fortunate to have a Spanish-speaking nephrologist available in our department who can help our Spanish-speaking patients understand their child’s medical care.

Support Services

  • Child Life Specialists, available to help children understand and cope with their illness and explain their surgical care.
  • Patient-and-Family- Centered Care, find out more about our patient-centered services.
 

Our Providers

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

Howell, Charles Gordon, MD

Ped. Gen. & Thoracic Surgery

Hatley, Robyn M, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Walters, Kenneth, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Pipkin, Walter Lamar, MD

Ped. Gen. & Thoracic Surgery

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