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Whole-Person Nephrology Care

at Every Stage and Every Age

At AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, healing kids and helping them thrive in body, mind and spirit is what we do best. So when your child is affected by a urinary tract, metabolic, or kidney disorder, we understand that the best possible care and kid-focused compassion is what you need. And we are here to help at every step of your child’s health journey with a team of pediatric nephrology experts led by our internationally recognized medical director, Deogracias Peña, MD. With some of the most advanced approaches available to diagnose and address a wide range of kidney and metabolic disorders, it’s our goal to support your child’s journey to feeling whole.

We’re Here to Help Your Child Thrive

Advanced Pediatric Nephrology Care

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Chronic Urinary Tract Infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections in children. Recurrent or chronic urinary tract infections can lead to permanent renal cortical scarring and long-term complications such as hypertension and chronic renal failure. At AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, our expert medical team and network of pediatric specialists develop tailored treatment plans to protect children from these serious long-term complications.

One Comprehensive Pediatric Network

Our team of nephrology specialists and surgeons are connected to an extensive local network of pediatric specialists and imaging centers to support your child with expert care from diagnosis through healing.

Kidney Transplant Management

The AdventHealth Transplant Institute offers a unique single-incision minimally invasive surgical procedure for living donor kidney transplants. It’s always our goal to help heal with shorter recovery times, reduced scarring and lower risks of complications. We are the second in the world to utilize this innovative procedure that helps our patients heal faster and get back to living their best life.

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Meet Our Pediatric Nephrology Medical Director

Deogracias Pena, MD

Dr. Pena is an internationally recognized pediatric nephrologist and the founding physician of Children’s Kidney Center of Florida.

Nephrology Care for Kids

Conditions We Treat

  • Chronic Urinary Tract Infections
  • Clinical Hypertension
  • Dialysis (Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis)
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Kidney Disease and Injury
  • Kidney Stones
  • Management of Kidney Transplant Patients
  • Mineral Bone Disorders
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Proteinuria and Hematuria
  • Renal Replacement Therapy