Driscoll Children’s Hospital Dialysis Center – Corpus Christi
Who We Are
Driscoll Children’s Hospital Dialysis Center is comprised of a multidisciplinary team, including physicians who are board certified in pediatric nephrology, experienced dialysis nurses, a renal dietitian and a social worker.
We are committed to quality care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver exceptional, cost-effective healthcare to children and the community we serve.
The Importance of our Kidneys
Kidneys are vital organs that help keep our blood clean and chemically balanced. For children, they play an important role in growth and development.
The kidneys remove excess waste and fluid from the blood and balance basic chemicals in our bodies, such as sodium and potassium. They also produce a hormone that triggers bone marrow to make red blood cells, control blood pressure and help bones grow strong.
When the kidneys can no longer filter the blood and get rid of waste, damage to the body and other organs results. This condition is called kidney failure or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
There is no cure for ESRD. The best treatment is a kidney transplant, the most common of organ transplants. Because a suitable kidney is not always available, many children need dialysis to help correct some of the functions lost due to ESRD until the right kidney is available from either a living or a deceased donor.
Why Driscoll is the Best Option for your Child
Kids have different treatment needs than adults.
Our Nephrology Team is dedicated solely to providing kidney care to children. Everything at Driscoll is designed specifically for children, including our state-of-the-art dialysis equipment.
It’s important for children undergoing dialysis treatment to be surrounded by other children like them. With our friendly, child-focused environment and features, we keep children happy while getting them healthy.
We also provide family support. Your family can meet with social workers and dietitians for assistance on an ongoing basis.
We encourage parents to stay with their child while they receive dialysis or to visit as much as possible. Each patient is allowed one visitor at a time.