Comprehensive Children’s Kidney Failure Center

Pediatric Dialysis Unit

When kidney function falls below 10% of normal and an immediate kidney transplant is not available, dialysis must be started as a life-sustaining treatment until a kidney transplant can be performed. It is often difficult to accept, but our goal is to make the transition as safe and uneventful as possible. The Pediatric Dialysis Unit at Holtz Children’s Hospital is one of the finest in the country. It is a recently renovated, state-of-the-art facility with both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis modalities available both in the center and at home.

The hemodialysis facility has eight individual stations, including an isolation station providing treatment to as many as 35 children and adolescent of various ages and sizes, six days per week. Patients are monitored for dialysis adequacy, and monthly multi-disciplinary patient reviews are held in accordance with national guidelines. Through personal care and individualized treatment, our staff is able to provide essential support to young patients and their families.