Pediatric Kidney Transplant

A kidney transplant is the single best treatment option for a child with kidney failure (end-stage renal disease).

With early diagnosis and state-of-the art care, it may be possible to avoid dialysis and proceed to preemptive kidney transplantation.

After a kidney transplant, a child who has had kidney failure can go back to being a kid again, fully embracing activities of everyday life, from attending school to playing ball in the park. They may also have fewer dietary restrictions than before, as well as improved growth.

Successful kidney transplantation in children requires the expertise and dedication of a team of highly trained transplant professionals. Our team includes transplant surgeons, pediatric nephrologists and pediatric nephrology nurses with many years of experience. Our pediatric nutritionists, who have expertise in chronic kidney disease, are also integral members of our team.

Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Care

Kidney conditions may be complex, so we coordinate with pediatric specialists in urology, radiology, anesthesiology, and other pediatric specialties at the hospital as needed. Friendly and enthusiastic Child Life specialists are also available to help patients and their families cope with developmental, educational and emotional issues that may arise during what can be a stressful time in their lives.

Why Choose Us?

At The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH), we specialize in kidney transplantation for small children and are well-versed in dealing with complex urologic reconstructions and congenital anomalies, as well as the intricacies of dialysis access.

Our hospital has been ranked among the top children’s hospitals in pediatric urology by U.S. News & World Report. We work closely with the Pediatric Urology Center at BMSCH to provide top-notch, coordinated care.

As part of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and in partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) and Rutgers Health, we offer the advantages of a premier academic medical center. Our physicians, who are also faculty at RWJMS, participate in clinical studies to continuously improve the quality of care for our patients.

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