Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric nephrology is a subspecialty of pediatrics focused on the treatment, evaluation, and follow-up of kidney diseases in pediatric patients.

Our services in Pediatric Nephrology

The most common conditions we treat in our Pediatric Nephrology department are:

  • Urinary tract infections.
  • Congenital anomalies or malformations of the urinary tract, such as dilatations.
  • Vesicoureteral reflux (a condition where urine flows backward from the bladder to the ureter).
  • Ureteropelvic stenosis
  • Congenital or genetic diseases that are part of the hospital's "Rare Diseases Model."

Our team of professionals is responsible for various related activities, including:

  • Monitoring chronic kidney and urinary system diseases.
  • Pediatric kidney transplants.
  • Patient evaluation before, during, and after kidney transplants.
  • Renal biopsies.

We offer comprehensive multidisciplinary care in the following services:

  • Institutional and private outpatient consultations.
  • Pediatric hospitalization.
  • Pediatric emergency services.
Our professionals in Pediatric Nephrology

Catalina Vélez Echeverri

Pediatric Nephrologist

Carolina Ochoa García 

Pediatric Nephrologist

When to check Pediatric Nephrology?

Some warning signs that indicate you should consult our kidney disease specialists include:

  • Urinary tract infections and recurrent urinary tract infections.
  • Difficulty, pain, or burning sensation when urinating.
  • Unexplained fever in individuals who have had a previous diagnosis of urinary tract infection.
  • Abnormalities detected in prenatal ultrasounds.
  • Growth issues that may be related to nephrology.
  • Elevated creatinine levels (a waste product from muscles filtered by the kidneys).
  • Presence of blood in the urine.
  • Family history of kidney problems.
Comprehensive Care

Our comprehensive health approach aims to ensure the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of each patient by offering holistic and personalized care during their stay through the following support services:

Clinical Nutrition
We provide the best nutritional care to patients, focusing on high complexity cases, in an integral, timely, kind, and safe manner, in coordination with the interdisciplinary health team.

Diagnostic Support
We perform supplementary studies to the patient's clinical evaluation to confirm a diagnosis and carry out therapeutic actions.

Clinical Psychology
We offer psychological support to patients and their families who are hospitalized or require specialized outpatient consultation for their condition.

Laboratory Services
We process various samples, whether blood, substances, or tissues, to detect anomalies, enabling a more accurate diagnosis based on the results.

Contact us

Contact our Call Center at (604) 360 4788 to schedule an appointment with Pediatric Nephrology.

For more information or general inquiries, call (604) 445 9000.