If your child is affected by kidney disease, turn to Cook Children's for complete care. We use the latest diagnostic testing to identify your child's specific needs. And we offer a full range of treatments, including dialysis and kidney transplant.
Our team puts your child and family first. We provide high quality care in a supportive environment. And we safeguard the well-being of your child and your family throughout your time with us.
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Why choose Cook Children's
Expertise: Our pediatric nephrologists are board certified, meaning they completed additional, specialized training caring for children with kidney disease. Together with our skilled nursing staff, our specialists ensure healthy growth and development. Meet the doctors on our nephrology team.
Team approach: We can partner with more than 60 specialty clinics to help children with particularly complex needs. Most often, we work with Cook Children's specialists in interventional radiology and urology. These additional experts help us monitor kidney function and fix structural problems that can hurt the kidneys.
Complete support: Along with doctors and nurses, our team includes specialized caregivers to help support your child. These team members include:
- Child Life specialists
- Clinical therapists
- Social workers
Pediatric Kidney Transplant: A Unique View
Dr. Robert Gillepsie takes us inside the challenging world of kidney transplants for kids, teens and young adults.
Treating renal disease in children
We work with you to find the best treatment plan for your child's needs. We offer a full range of options, including:
What you can expect
Full range of care: We treat the full range of kidney disease, including chronic kidney disease, kidney stones and high blood pressure caused by kidney damage. We also offer prenatal counseling and care for newborns affected by kidney disorders. Learn more about the conditions we treat.
Convenient access: With locations throughout the Metroplex, our pediatric nephrologists offer timely appointments and care close to home. We also offer telehealth visits for follow-up care. You can contact us any time by phone or through the MyCookChildren's portal with questions or concerns.
Special help for teens: As teens with kidney disease approach adulthood, we help transition their care to doctors who care for adults. For example, our colleagues at Texas Health Harris Methodist are just across the street from our medical center.
Unique opportunities: Every summer, the children we help have the chance to attend Camp Reynal, a special program co-sponsored by Cook Children's. With full medical support, your child can enjoy all camp activities — from swimming to horseback riding. During this time, they can connect with others affected by kidney disease. We also offer incentive programs to encourage children to follow dietary plans for dialysis.
Leading research: We're working to move the field forward for children with kidney disease. For example, we've developed ways to identify and treat children with hypertension earlier. And we're members of the SCOPE Dialysis Collaborative. This group of top pediatric medical centers works to improve care for children receiving dialysis.
Family resources and education
If your child has been diagnosed with kidney disease, you likely have a number of questions.
We're here to help
If you have questions or you'd like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our team, call our offices at 682-885-4560.