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Nephrology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the kidneys. A nephrologist is able to evaluate proper kidney function, identify and treat kidney disease and care for you if you have kidney cancer.

Kidney treatment in Wichita, Kansas

If you have questions about a kidney diagnosis, we're here to listen — providing answers and whatever care you need.

Wesley Medical Center provides the only comprehensive evaluation and treatment service for children who have kidney disease, chronic or acute kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease in Wichita.

Our services include

  • Renal biopsies to diagnose kidney disorders.
  • Acute hemodialysis (kidney machines) and peritoneal dialysis for patients with acute kidney failure or poisonings.
  • Chronic hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for children with permanent kidney failure. Chronic hemodialysis is provided using traditional kidney machines in the pediatric outpatient dialysis unit. Training for chronic continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis (CCPD) is available to allow the child to be cared for at home.

Our caregivers who specialize in dialysis

Our team of compassionate caregivers includes:

  • Dedicated dialysis nurses who have special education in caring for children of all ages
  • A dietitian with expertise in nutritional challenges common to children who have kidney disease
  • A social worker with experience in children's kidney disease and community resources for educational, medical and social needs
  • Child life specialists dedicated to meeting the needs of pediatric patients, who can provide activities during treatment, coordinate unit events and assist with other patient and family needs
  • Fresenius Medical Care, a major provider of kidney dialysis services and renal care products throughout North America, is responsible for patient management at Wesley’s pediatric outpatient dialysis

Lindsay Richert - Pediatric Dialysis Patient Story

Pediatric dialysis is used to do the work of the kidneys until a transplant is possible. Hear from pediatric dialysis patient Lindsay Richert, her family,  and Wesley Children's Hospital staff about the experience.

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