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Pediatric Nephrology in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Pediatric Nephrology.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc


Pediatric Nephrology is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at Hospital Velmar

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

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Dr. Daniel Herrera


Dr. Liliana Neil


Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at San Angel Hospital

San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at San Javier Hospital

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About Pediatric Nephrology

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is pediatric nephrology?

This is a subspecialty of medicine that deals with diseases and disorders affecting the kidney, bladder, and urinary tract.

What is a pediatric nephrologist?

This is a medical doctor who has specialized in diagnosing, treating and managing diseases and disorders of the kidney, urinary tract, and bladder. Children may be born with a kidney condition or they may acquire it through infection or disease.

Why see a pediatric nephrologist?

Pediatric nephrologists are specially trained in caring for children with kidney diseases and disorders. Children with kidney problems have unique medical needs and even as they grow up the pediatric nephrologists help them transition to urologists and nephrologists who care for adult patients.

Children express their feelings and concerns in their own way. They may find it difficult to answer medical questions and be uncooperative during medical examinations. Pediatric nephrologists know how to examine children without alarming them.

In addition, they use medical equipment and facilities that are specially designed to be used by children. They also design and decorate their offices with cartoons, reading materials and videos for the children

Pediatric nephrologists work together as a team that includes dieticians, specialized nurses, social workers pediatric urologists, pediatric radiologists, pediatric surgeons and psychologists who are dedicated to the care of children

What kind of training do pediatric nephrologists have?

Pediatric nephrologists have at least 4 years of medical school, a residency in pediatric for 3 years and at least 3 years of training in pediatric nephrology.

Treatments provided by pediatric nephrologists

After evaluation and diagnosis, pediatric nephrologists offer treatment and management plans for children with kidney diseases and disorders. This includes:

  • Blood in the urine (hematuria)
  • Protein in the urine (proteinuria)
  • Bedwetting which is also called enuresis
  • High blood pressure: This is also referred to as hypertension
  • Dysfunctional voiding: This is a group of bladder symptoms. They may occur together and include an inability to sense when the bladder is full, frequent urination during the day, urinary accidents during the day and the urge to urinate.
  • Polycystic kidney disease: This is a hereditary disorder where multiple cysts form in both kidneys
  • Renal tubular acidosis: This is a condition that occurs due to an accumulation of acid in the body. This is usually because of the kidneys’ failure to properly filter urine.
  • Glomerulonephritis: This is an inflammation of the glomeruli; the structures inside the kidney that help filter blood
  • Nephrotic syndrome: This is when a group of symptoms occur together and include protein in the urine, edema or body swelling, high blood cholesterol and low blood protein levels
  • Acute renal insufficiency: This is a sudden decrease of kidney function caused by damage, inflammation or injury
  • Effects of structural birth defects in the formation of the urinary tract: Such as obstruction (blockage), vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis (swollen kidney) and renal agenesis (born with one kidney)
  • Fanconi syndrome: This is a disorder of the small kidney tubes. Certain substances are released into the urine instead of the bloodstream.
  • Chronic kidney disease: This is a slow and progressive worsening of kidney function due to disease.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: This is an autoimmune disease associated with kidney problems such as proteinuria, hematuria, hypertension or glomerulonephritis
  • End-stage renal disease (ESRD): This is when chronic kidney disease has progressed such that the kidneys are almost completely unable to clean the blood of toxins and remove water.
  • Kidney failure
  • Inherited kidney diseases
  • Lupus nephritis
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Solitary Kidney

Services provided by pediatric nephrologists include:
  • Kidney biopsies
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney transplantation
  • The interpretation of x-rays of the kidney
  • The interpretation of laboratory studies related to kidney disease

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