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When your child is living with a kidney condition, we give them the compassionate, expert care they need to feel and be their best. From advanced diagnosis and treatment options to nation-leading transplant outcomes, the Atrium Health Levine Children's pediatric nephrology team delivers best-in-class kidney care for your child.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country's top destinations for pediatric kidney care, we offer an expert team of doctors, nurses and around-the-clock specialists dedicated to getting your child back to good health. And we combine this nationally renowned expertise with Levine Children's Hospital's child-focused care and amenities to bring you care that's both leading-edge and kid friendly.

Pediatric nephrology conditions

Our pediatric nephrologists diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Acid-base and electrolyte disorders
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Cystic kidney disease
  • Disorders of calcium and phosphorus
  • Genetic kidney disorders
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Hematuria
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Kidney failure (acute and chronic)
  • Kidney stones
  • Lupus nephritis
  • Nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys)
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Osteogenesis imperfect
  • Osteoporosis in children
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal calculi
  • Tubular disorders
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Pediatric nephrology services

We offer the full range of evaluation and treatment services for pediatric kidney conditions, including:

  • Biophosphonate therapy
  • Bone mineral densitometry
  • Dialysis from one of the largest pediatric dialysis centers in the country, and the only one in the Carolinas
  • Interventional radiology
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Kidney imaging (including ultrasound, MRI and CT scan)
  • Kidney stone testing
  • Kidney transplant
  • Urinalysis
  • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring

Pediatric kidney transplant

For children with end-stage kidney disease, we offer nationally recognized kidney transplant care from a large team of specialists. Your child's care team includes transplant surgeons, transplant nephrologists, pediatric intensive care nurses and staff, pediatric dialysis nurses and child life specialists.

The transplant process includes the following steps:

  • Our specialists evaluate your child and complete all necessary testing
  • Your child's doctors review and help you understand your donor options
  • Once a kidney becomes available, our team performs transplant surgery
  • Your child recovers in the hospital, receiving follow-up evaluation and care
  • We monitor and manage your child's condition to ensure their long-term health

Pediatric nephrology location

Dialysis is offered on an outpatient basis at Levine Children's Hospital.

We offer pediatric kidney care at Levine Children's Hospital as well as the following Levine Children's Specialty Center location:


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