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When children have a kidney disease, families and health professionals are closely involved. We understand that medical care must be comprehensive to address the many complications that may come with kidney conditions. CHOC Children’s nephrology team is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our patients, providing a variety of services for all kidney problems from diagnoses and treatments, including teaching families to allow for at-home care.

Our highly trained and board-certified pediatric specialists work collaboratively with primary care physicians and pediatric urologists to meet the medical and surgical needs of children with acute and chronic kidney disease. The team works with dietitians, social workers and case managers to provide comprehensive care. You can meet with a nephrologist and another specialist during the same clinic visit such as:

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24-hours-a-day, 7 days a week, physicians are available for phone contact with parents so you can rest assured your child is in good care no matter what time it is.

Conditions We Treat


  • Proteinuria (protein in the urine)
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Nephritis (inflammation of the kidney filters)
  • Chronic kidney disease / End stage renal disease

  • Cystic kidneys
  • Kidney stones (medial evaluation)
  • Calcium and phosphorous metabolism
  • Polyuria and polydipsia (excessive drinking and voiding)
  • Renal tubular acidosis and tubular disorders
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Electrolyte abnormalities


Family Education and At-Home Care

Living with a kidney condition shouldn’t put childhood on pause. We understand that receiving treatment for kidney problems can interrupt a kid’s normal life and school-days.

CHOC Children’s nephrologists combine compassion with education to help parents and patients understand and manage kidney conditions. By involving your family in treatment planning, many complicated conditions can be managed at own home, so your child doesn’t have to miss class. Back-up support is available 24/7, including helping parents do peritoneal dialysis at home.

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CHOC offers the only CCS-designated Special Care Center in Orange County for kidney disease and dialysis therapy.

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We make sure all children are treated with pediatric expertise– even the smallest patients.

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In partnership with St. Joseph Hospital, we are the only facility in Orange County to offer outpatient dialysis for children.

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CHOC nephrologists offer clinics in Mission Viejo, Newport Beach and Corona to provide outpatient care for families.

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We collaborate with multiple specialties, including urology and primary care, for a seamless experience.

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Inpatient dialysis services are available 24 hours a day, so your child is in good care no matter what time it is.

Nephrology Locations

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CHOC Children’s Specialty Center, Newport Beach

500 Superior Avenue - Suite 140 | Newport Beach, CA 92663

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CHOC Children’s Health Center, Corona

854 Magnolia Ave - #101 | Corona, CA 92879

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CHOC Children’s Health Center, Mission Viejo

26691 Plaza, Suite 130 | Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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CHOC Children’s Clinic – Specialty Care

Building: CHOC Clinic | 1201 W. La Veta Ave. | Orange, CA 92868 | 888-770-2462