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Providing treatment for kidney and urinary conditions.

St. Luke’s Pediatric Nephrology treats kidney and urinary conditions in children from birth through adolescence. Led by the only pediatric nephrologists in the region, we can address various conditions using treatments that fit your child’s care plan. So whether your child has chronic or acute challenges, St. Luke’s Pediatric Nephrology in the Lehigh Valley can deliver the care they need.


Pediatric nephrologists treat kidney and urinary diseases in children. Our providers have a wide range of knowledge and offer world-class medical care such as offering our region’s only pediatric dialysis center, in-office labs, and pre- and post-operative kidney transplant care so your child can have quality treatment close to home. Because at St. Luke’s, we believe that children deserve the best.

Lehigh Valley's only pediatric nephrologist

Tecile T. Andolino, MD, who is the Lehigh Valley's only pediatric nephrologist, leads a highly specialized team that is focused on your child's entire health. Find out more about her team.

Conditions and services

Our children’s nephrology specialists treat kidney and urinary conditions. Partnering with your child’s pediatrician, St. Luke’s pediatric nephrologists in the Lehigh Valley are experienced with the following—and more:

  • Acute glomerulonephritis
  • Acute kidney failure
  • Alport syndrome
  • Blood in urine (hematuria)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Congenital anomaly of the kidney
  • Congenital anomaly of the urinary tract
  • Congenital urologic and nephrologic disorders
  • Cystinosis
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
  • Genetic and inherited kidney disorders
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • IgA nephropathy (Berger's disease)
  • In-utero kidney anomalies
  • Inherited cystic kidney disease
  • Kidney diseases associated with conditions that are not limited to the kidney
  • Kidney stone disorders, including rare and genetic conditions
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Lupus nephritis
  • Membranous nephropathy
  • Multicystic dysplastic kidney
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Pediatric renal replacement therapy (dialysis)
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Posterior urethral
  • Protein in urine
  • Reflux nephropathy
  • Renal vein thrombosis
  • Tubulointerstitial nephritis
  • Urinary reflux
  • Urinary tract infections, recurrent
  • Vesicoureteral reflux

Experienced specialists

You’ll access a robust set of services at St. Luke's Nephrology. Our department includes the following care team specialists:
  • Dialysis technicians
  • Dietitians
  • Nephrologists
  • Nurses
  • Social workers

Our providers use the latest treatments to help your child with various kidney and urinary diseases. So we can address your child's needs without sacrificing the personalized experience found at a regional hospital.

When your child needs dialysis, turn to the only pediatric dialysis unit in the Lehigh Valley.

Family-centered care

At St. Luke’s, you and your family are members of your child’s care team. That’s why we make receiving care easy and accessible. Our comprehensive care model includes several key features:

Convenient locations
We offer nephrology services at our main office in the St. Luke's Pediatric Specialty Center, with plenty of parking.

In-office testing
We have a comprehensive lab on-site for any necessary testing during your child’s appointment.

Dialysis center
Receive care at the region’s only pediatric dialysis center—and have a smooth transition to adult dialysis treatment.

Transplant services
Take advantage of our strong relationship with regional transplant centers for pre- and post-operative care for kidney transplants.

Translation services
We provide translators (as needed) to ensure clear and comfortable communication.

Available provider support
MyChart–our electronic health record portal–provides access to your child’s care team to answer your questions or address non-emergent concerns, see test results, and more.

Long-term treatment
Our providers will work with you and your child to develop a transitional care plan into adulthood.

Get started with a pediatric nephrologist

Call 484-658-KIDS (5437) to find the specialized care your child needs close to home.

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