Among the top hospitals in the country for nephrology
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital has been ranked among the best in the nation in seven pediatric subspecialties, including nephrology (#30). The results appeared in the 2012-13 edition of "Best Children's Hospitals," published online by U.S.News & World Report.
Conditions We Treat
- Congenital kidney abnormalities
- Glomerular and vascular diseases
- Tubular diseases
- Polycystic kidney diseases
- Urinary tract abnormalities
- Acid base disorders
- Fluid and electrolyte abnormalities
- Acute chronic renal disease
- End stage renal disease
- Kidney transplants
- Diabetic nephropathy
At Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, our patients benefit from a multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurses, dieticians, social workers, and child life professionals, all trained to work with children and adolescents. They offer superb clinical care and an equal measure of understanding and compassion, as well as the necessary related support services for children and families experiencing what can be chronic, life-changing diseases.
The care and management of children with end-stage renal disease, including home dialysis therapies and renal transplantation, are specifically designed to meet the needs of children and their families. Our kidney transplant program, the first children's transplant program in Connecticut, is jointly managed by Pediatric Nephrology and Transplant Surgery. All children who receive a renal transplant are cared for in age-appropriate pediatric units, where a special emphasis is placed on their medical and psychosocial needs.
Renal replacement therapy services at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital include: peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis continuous venous-venous hemodiafiltration (CVVH), and kidney transplantation.
The evaluation and care of children with urinary tract abnormalities is coordinated and jointly managed by pediatric nephrology and pediatric urology team members. Diagnostic procedures include percutaneous kidney biopsy and imaging studies.