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Diagnosis & Treatment

The Pediatric Nephrology team at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital offers the most comprehensive program for the diagnosis and treatment of children with kidney disease. 


  • Radiology services for diagnostic imaging, including renal ultrasound
  • Kidney biopsy performed with ultrasound guidance and conscious sedation
  • Interventional radiology services
  • Complete lab services for rapid, accurate blood and urine testing


  • Hemodialysis (dialysis)
  • Hemofiltration, or continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Immunosuppressive therapy
  • Surgery to correct congenital abnormalities
  • Medical management of certain renal disorders

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital is a department of Maine Medical Center