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Pediatric Nephrology in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing Pediatric Nephrology.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at HM Hospitales

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Listed pediatrician:

Dr. Francisco Jesús Garcia Martin

Head of The Paediatric Unit

Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at HGC

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at Hospital Quirón Madrid

Listed pediatricians:

Dr. Fernando Cabañas

Head of Division of Pediatrics and Neonatal Care

Dr. Juan Carlos López Gutiérrez

Head of Division of Pediatric Surgery

Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.


Pediatric Nephrology is available at Hospital Quirón Valencia

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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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