Pediatric Nephrology – Hackensack
Our practice provides a complete range of services for children suffering from kidney diseases and hypertension.
Our board certified pediatric nephrologists have advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease and hypertension in children. Together, with other members of our pediatric nephrology team, we provide consultations, diagnosis and long-term medical management for various kidney diseases. Other services include forms of kidney replacement therapy for children suffering from bed wetting, end-stage kidney failure, hypertension or those in need of a kidney transplant.
Our team provides a full range of nephrology services, including:
We provide life-saving treatment solely to children with acute and chronic kidney failure and designed our center to be child-friendly and offer internet access, individual televisions and other amenities. Our unit uses the most advanced hemodialysis modalities available today to remove waste from the body and to restore the body’s metabolism. For those families that wish to perform dialysis at home peritoneal dialysis services are offered from infancy upwards.
As a practice affiliated with one of New Jersey’s few hospitals that provide kidney transplantation, we offer this life-sustaining treatment to children. Our nationally known transplant surgeon is skilled in the special techniques necessary for pediatric kidney transplantation using both live donor kidneys and kidneys from deceased donors.
When a kidney biopsy is needed to make a diagnosis, we perform the procedure under ultrasound guidance with the assistance of an anesthesiologist. Biopsies are performed in the morning. The patients are usually discharged by the end of the day.
Our team works closely with pediatric urologists to diagnose and treat urologic diseases associated with the kidneys and other organs of the urinary system.
Our team provides comprehensive care for the full range of kidney conditions, including:
Nephrotic Syndrome and Glomerulonephritis
There should be no blood and no protein in the urine. If your pediatrician has detected blood or protein in the urine then your child may have a kidney disease. Our doctors offer the time-tested standards of care but also are exploring new, innovative, and experimental treatments, which are showing the promises of increased cure rates with fewer side effects.
Lupus and other auto-immune diseases
When the immune system attacks the ‘self,’ the kidneys may become damaged. Our team works closely with the pediatric rheumatology team in the care of children with autoimmune diseases. There is frequent collaboration and coordination of care between the rheumatologic and nephrologic teams in the treatment of patients with these complex diseases to ensure the best outcomes.
A helpful test to evaluate high blood pressure in children is the 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor. Because children can be nervous at the doctor’s office their blood pressure may rise temporarily, a condition called ‘White Coat Hypertension.’ In order to figure out if the high blood pressure is just temporary or is persistent and due to a medical condition, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is often recommended. Then the child’s blood pressure is monitored at home while playing, sleeping, eating, and doing their usual activities. Approximately half of the children referred for evaluation of their high office blood pressures are found to have entirely normal readings at home and require no further testing.
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
IMUS Pediatric Outpatient Center
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Our Other Location:
19 Davis Avenue
Neptune City, NJ 07753