Nephrologists are doctors who treat people with kidney disorders, complicated chemical imbalances, bone metabolism disorders and high blood pressure. A pediatric nephrologist treats those conditions and others that specifically affect children’s kidneys as they grow.
Our kidneys help filter toxins out of the bloodstream and then remove them from the body through urination. They also make chemicals that control bone growth, regulate the amount of fluid in the body, and balance the levels of other chemicals like sodium and potassium that are necessary for human function.
At Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's, our family-centered care approach combines medical and surgical expertise with compassion and education for patients and families.