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Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Nephrology deals with acute and long-term illnesses that affect children's renal function, fluid and electrolyte balance in kidneys. Kidney failure, high blood pressure, hereditary kidney illnesses, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and anomalies in the urine, such as blood and protein, are just a few of the conditions that can be treated by a Nephrologist.

At Rainbow Children's Hospital, we have a 100% success rate in our Pediatric Renal Transplantation Programme which includes, both ABO compatible and incompatible transplantation. Our expertise lies in treating Nephrotic Syndrome including Complicated and Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Nephritis , Acute Kidney injury, Chronic Renal Failure, Hereditary Nephropathy. Renal Tubular Disorders, Childhood Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) & Pediatric Renal Transplantation including ABO compatible and ABO incompatible transplantation, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy includes CVVH/CVVHD/ CVVHDF, Plasmapheresis, CAPD (Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis).

With specialised expertise in kidney transplants, chronic renal failure, acute kidney injuries & urogenital abnormalities. We are the first multispeciality hospital in India to offer neonatal hemodialysis services and have successfully performed over 1000 hemodialysis sessions including 600 sessions of CRRT, even for babies with weight as less as 3 kgs.

The Pediatric Nephrology department at Rainbow children’s Hospital has advanced and sophisticated facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of several renal diseases including the following.
- Acute kidney injury
- Acute nephritis
- Childhood hypertension (high BP)
- Chronic renal failure
- Developmental abnormalities of the kidneys
- Haematuria (blood in urine)
- Hereditary nephropathy
- Nephrotic syndrome (there is a protein leakage through the kidneys)
- Pyelonephritis
- Renal Calculi (kidney stones)
- Renal tubular disorder leading to acid-base and electrolyte disturbances
- Renal Vasculitis
- Urogenital abnormalities and their surgical management
- UTI
- Vitamin D refractory Rickets
- Voiding disorder like bedwetting

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Dr. Aparna

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2022-06-28

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Dr Mainak Deb

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Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru, Bannerghatta, Banjara Hills

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FAQs
In Which centers Rainbow has pediatric nephrology?

Rainbow Children’s Hospital has the highest level of treatment and the best pediatric nephrology care with decades of experience in treating kidney problems and urinary tract infections in children with its best healthcare facilities in the cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Vizag, and Vijayawada.

Why Choose Rainbow Children’s Hospital for pediatric nephrology diseases?

Rainbow Children’s Hospital has a highly qualified and highly experienced team of some of the best pediatric nephrologists who have decades of experience in successfully treating problems of the urinary tract, kidney failures, kidney stones & other kidney illnesses.

What does a comprehensive pediatric nephrology services package include?

The services offered may vary depending on the location and the condition:

Nurse educators - For making sure that parents know how to manage the condition at home

Dietitian support - For getting proper nutrition through a recommended diet

Specialty consultations and perinatal testing - For expectant parents whose babies were diagnosed with kidney abnormalities during the pregnancy

Group meetings - These should be scheduled regularly and have teenage mentors and nephrology staff members. The kids with nephrology issues should feel free to talk to others with the same issues and share their concerns

Social workers support - For helping the children work on what they are feeling because of the condition they are going through.

My child has end-stage renal disease. What are our treatment options?

A child with end-stage renal disease can choose one of the following treatment options:

Kidney transport - Almost all the children who have end-stage kidney disease receive transplants eventually.

Dialysis - This is a treatment form in which the blood is filtered through a machine until the kidneys heal. The filtering continues until the kidney transplant is done.

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy - In this treatment, the dialysis is allowed to happen slowly over a duration of 24 hours.

My son has a kidney disorder. Can he play sports?

Your child’s ability to participate in physical activities will depend on their condition and the treatment procedure they are going through. In some cases, they will be able to resume back to their normal daily routine in no time. In other cases, they might have to take a break from physical activities. You would have to consult your doctor regarding this. Our aim is to see your children enjoy their life to the fullest. To achieve this, we will do everything that is possible to help them.

Why should I choose Rainbow Children’s Hospital for my child’s kidney diseases?

The nephrology department of the Rainbow Children’s Hospital is well equipped for diagnosing and treating children for all types of kidney conditions. We have pediatric nephrologists and other medical professionals who specialize in children with acquired and congenital kidney diseases. Every year, we treat hundreds of patients with conditions like urinary tract infections, acute kidney failure, renal tubular acidosis, dysplastic kidneys, and other conditions. Our aim is to provide specialized and exceptional medical care to your child.

What are some common diagnosis methods for kidney diseases?

For people suffering from life-threatening nephrology conditions, it is very important to develop an effective treatment plan. The first step in implementing the treatment plan is getting a speedy and accurate diagnosis. There are several testing and evaluation methods that can help diagnose any kidney problem and the cause behind it. There is also an option for prenatal evaluation for a family whose unborn child is diagnosed with kidney disease. The most common diagnostic methods include:

Blood tests
Biopsy
ultrasound
MRI of the urinary system
CT scan of the urinary system

What are some of the latest technology and treatment options for children with renal issues?

The latest treatment approaches for children with renal issues are the following:

3D printing - Radiologists can use this for creating 3D models of complicated anatomy from MRI and CT scans. This can help the nephrologists in planning their approach.
Robot-assisted and minimally invasive surgery

Fertility Preservation Program for children - This program is for a child suffering from any condition that can affect their fertility in the future.

Proton Beam therapy - It is an option for kids suffering from some form of cancer. Conventional radiation therapy is more harmful to children as their organs are still in development.

Fetal surgery - This surgical option is for fetuses with lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) and spina bifida.

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