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At Children’s Hospital Colorado, our transplant team is dedicated to giving your child the best possible kidney transplant outcome. This includes making sure that your child’s other organs are ready for a new kidney.
Many children and young adults who have chronic kidney disease and need a kidney transplant have problems with their bladder. If your child’s bladder doesn’t empty as it should, this can lead to urinary tract infections, the return of urine into the kidneys from the bladder and increased pressure in the kidneys. All of these bladder concerns put your child’s kidney transplant at risk of damage.
To prevent any unnecessary risks, our pediatric urologists evaluate your child’s bladder before getting a kidney transplant. We ensure that his or her bladder is working as it should and that it won’t cause harm to the new kidney. If we find that the bladder is not safe, then we can treat the bladder to help it become safe for a new kidney.
At Children’s Colorado, our pediatric urologists complete a multi-step evaluation of the bladder.
If your child’s bladder is working normally, then we inform the transplant team that his or her bladder is safe for a new kidney.
If the bladder is not working normally, then we decide how to treat your child’s bladder together. The common concerns are that the bladder cannot store the urine or get rid of the urine as it should.
If the bladder cannot store urine properly, treatment options include:
If the bladder cannot get rid of urine properly, treatment options include:
At Children's Colorado, our Kidney Transplant Program has complete pediatric-focused, multi-specialty expertise. As a multidisciplinary team with over 25 years of experience, we provide care from diagnosis through evaluation and from surgery through life after the transplant. Our complete care gives our patients’ new kidneys the best chance of success in the body.
Our dedicated transplant team that includes:
Learn how our Transplant Program has been changing lives for more than 25 years.