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Pediatric Nephrology

The Pediatric Nephrology Unit is a hub of clinical and surgical excellence, adhering to stringent quality standards, to ensure a comfortable and safe experience. Every treatment plan is curated in the best interest of the child, giving utmost priority to their comfort and well-being. We have dedicated dialysis units, designed specially for kids. NICU and PICU facilities are also available for children suffering from serious kidney problems, who require extra care and attention.

Nephrological problems can prevent your little ones from creating beautiful childhood memories and we, at Surya Hospital, strive to ensure the finest care for keeping such problems at bay.

What is Pediatric Nephrology?

Just like adults, kidney problems can also affect small children, even infants, and can give rise to potentially serious complications that affect their quality of life in the long run.

Pediatric nephrology is a specialised branch of Paediatrics which focuses on the diagnosis and management of Renal diseases and disorders in kids.

Early diagnosis of such conditions and time medical interventions can help to protect your little one's kidneys.

Common Kidney conditions that affect children

When should you consider seeing our experts?

Children with kidney problems present with a wide range of symptoms and these vary from one child to another. You should consider seeing a Pediatric Nephrologist if you notice the following symptoms:

How Nephrological problems are diagnosed in children?

There is a wide range of tests and modalities available for diagnosing nephrological problems in kids. These are recommended on the basis of the specific symptoms that a child is experiencing, physical evaluation and medical history

The most common modalities used by our experts at Surya Hospital include:


At Surya Hospital, we tailor the treatments to meet specific situations based on factors like the underlying cause, severity of symptoms, potential complications and age of the child

Frequently Asked Questions

How common are Kidney diseases in kids?

Kidney diseases are quite uncommon in kids and often remain undiagnosed as many kids tend to be asymptomatic.

What other health complications are associated with Kidney diseases in kids?

Various other health complications are associated with kidney diseases in kids include:

  • Anaemia 
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Growth-related abnormalities
  • Hypertension 
  • Urinary incontinence 
  • Increased risks of infection
  • Cognitive deficits 
What are the common Nephrological birth defects in kids?

Three of the most common nephrological birth defects in kids include:

  • Renal Agenesis, marked by the absence of one or both kidneys at the time of birth
  • Kidney Dysplasia, marked by the abnormal development of one or both kidneys
  • Renal Hypoplasia, marked by underdevelopment of one or both kidneys 
Is it possible to prevent Kidney diseases in kids?

Although not all renal diseases are preventable, you can still take measures to alleviate the risks of some of these. 

  • Go for regular health check-ups 
  • Make sure your child is taking enough fluids
  • Help your little one develop healthy eating habits 
  • Encourage your little one to follow an active lifestyle
What are the common causes of Kidney diseases in children?

Some of the most common causes of kidney diseases in children include:

  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Genetic defects 
  • Infections
  • Systemic diseases
  • Renal trauma
  • Hereditary diseases 

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