For Patients & Families

Pediatric Hypertension Program

The Pediatric Hypertension Program at the University of Florida is closely integrated with the Pediatric Nephrology Program. It is designed to diagnose and treat infants, children and teenagers with known or suspected hypertension (or elevated blood pressure). It combines the expertise of UF pediatric specialists with the specialized resources of UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital to offer a unique service for children.

Dialysis Program

The Pediatric Dialysis Program at the University of Florida consists of an expert team of physicians, nurses, nutritionists, social workers and child life specialists who assist children with chronic renal failure. Our team works with families to provide individualized therapy for each child and provide guidance on behavioral and developmental issues. We also assist in arranging transport and visiting nursing services. Our team now provides its renal patients with plasmapheresis. Plasmapheresis is the process of separating cells or unwanted components from a patient’s blood and returning the desired components, along with the replacement fluids, to the patient.

Kidney Transplant Program

The Kidney Transplant Program at the University of Florida is closely integrated with the Pediatric Nephrology Program which offers a continuum of services, evaluates children who are potential candidates for transplantation, and manages the care of children who have received transplanted kidneys.The Shands Transplant Center at the University of Florida is ranked 19th in the nation. The multidisciplinary staff work as a team to provide individualized care to your child and includes physicians and multidisciplinary teams of specially trained coordinators, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, physical therapists and psychologists who are experts in transplant care.

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