Pediatric nephrology at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children offers state-of-the-art care for children with a wide variety of kidney conditions. Our multidisciplinary team of experts includes two board-certified pediatric nephrologists as well as nurse practitioners, renal nurses, nutritionists, and social workers. Services include outpatient as well as inpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age with congenital as well as acquired renal disease. Kidney biopsies are performed in children of all ages and sizes. Kidney replacement therapies such as peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis and continuous replacement therapies are offered in the inpatient setting. Home peritoneal dialysis program is available for patients with end-stage kidney disease awaiting kidney transplantation.
Kidney transplantation is performed at Tampa General Hospital through a combined program with the University of South Florida at Tampa General Hospital. The post-transplant care of our patients is done at Arnold Palmer Hospital using a team approach with the expertise of nutritionists and social workers during our weekly kidney transplant clinic.
The clinical interest of our division includes the care of children with end-stage kidney disease, metabolic bone disease, acute kidney failure in the newborn and its long term complications, obesity related kidney disorders, systemic lupus nephritis and kidney transplantation. We have a large inpatient neonatal department and work closely with our neonatologist and perineonatologist to provide full spectrum kidney care, including renal replacement therapy for newborns of all ages and size.
- Acute kidney injury
- Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (Stage (-V)
- Congenital Abnormalities of the Kidneys and Urinary Tract
- Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
- Diabetes-related Kidney Disorders
- End-stage Kidney Disease
- Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-base Disorders
- Inherited Kidney and Metabolic Diseases
- Kidney Biopsy
- Kidney Stones
- Kidney Transplantation
- Lupus Nephritis
- Mineral Bone Disorders Including Bone Biopsies
- Obesity-related Kidney Disorders
- Office Renal Ultrasounds
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Proteinuria and Nephronic Syndrome
- Renal Cystic Diseases
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Vesico-ureteral Reflux
- Voiding Disorders
In addition to offering clinical care, we actively participate in clinical research and help provide training for medical students and residents.
As a community owned, not-for-profit hospital, Arnold Palmer Hospital
relies on support from our community to fund crucial expansion efforts,
renovations and the purchase of supplies and new medical equipment. We
invite you to make a donation or create your own online fundraiser to
support the Hewell Kid's Kidney Center.
What will your donation support?
Donations to the Hewell Kids Kidney Center will support continued care at the center and allow us to purchase new equipment and supplies.