University Hospital Mainz
Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Urology (501575)
Specialized in: pediatric nephrology, urology
About the department
The Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Urology at the University Hospital Mainz offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department’s scope of tasks includes the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the kidneys, urinary tract and external genital organs in infants, young children and adolescents. Treatment is provided in accordance with the requirements of national and international professional medical societies. The Chief Physician of the department is PD Dr. med. Rolf Beetz.
The department works in close cooperation with specialists from the related fields. In particular, acute peritoneal dialysis, hemofiltration, hemoperfusion and plasmapheresis are provided in collaboration with the interdisciplinary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and intermittent hemodialysis for adolescents is carried out jointly with the Department of Nephrology.
The service range of the department includes the diagnostics and treatment of the following diseases:
- Kidney diseases
- Urinary tract infections (for example, pyelonephritis, cystitis)
- Immunological diseases affecting kidneys (for example, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatic diseases)
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Acute and chronic kidney failure
- Secondary arterial hypertension
- Renal replacement therapy in acute kidney failure
- Urology (in cooperation with the Department of Urology)
- All kidney and urinary tract malformations (for example, vesicoureteral reflux, impaired urine outflow)
- Bladder dysfunction
- Urinary incontinence
- Urological problems in meningomyelocele
- Kidney and urinary tract stones
- Malformations and diseases of the genital organs (for example, hypospadias, undescended testis, bladder exstrophy)
- Pre- and postoperative care for kidney and urinary tract operations in infants, children and adolescents
- Implantation of urinary catheters
- Familial hypophosphatemia
- Day and night incontinence
- Bladder dysfunction with and without urinary tract infections
- Bladder dysfunction due to neurological problems (for example, meningomyelocele)
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Diagnostics and treatment of other diseases in infants, children and adolescens
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