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Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOOD) Caring for those with kidney disease is a top priority for Dr. Alejandro Quiroga, a pediatric nephrologist from Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Quiroga and other medical professionals from from Devos have received top medical honors for excellence in their field for caring for children in West Michigan.

Helen DeVos Pediatric Nephrology is the largest pediatric nephrology and kidney transplant program in West Michigan. The program offers a complete range of diagnostics and treatments for infants, children and adolescents with kidney and urinary tract disorders.

Chronic Kidney Disease is a new epidemic in children. The disease is a gradual loss of kidney function. Kidney problems often go unnoticed, symptoms of the disease can include: protein in the urine, swelling around the eyes, face, feet and ankles, and high blood pressure.

The intensity and methods of treatment for chronic kidney problems will vary depending on how well the kidneys are working. Treatments can include medications. The sole goal is to prevent an individual with Chronic Kidney Disease from reaching End Stage Renal Disease.

At Helen DeVos there’s a Pediatric Task Force, including the following areas of expertise:

  • Nephrologist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Dialysis Nurse and Technician
  • Transplant Coordinator
  • Pharmacist
  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
  • Child Life Specialist

Learn more about the work by Dr. Alejandro Quiroga, MD, the Task force at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and Spectrum Health Medical Group and how they may be able to help you and your children.



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