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Jackson Health System provides comprehensive evaluations for diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment for adult and pediatric patients with kidney diseases including hypertension, kidney stones, nephritis and early renal failure. The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at the UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center has been recognized year after year by U.S.News & World Report as part of their Best Hospitals rankings.

Holtz Children's Hospital

At Holtz Children’s Hospital, our experienced team of pediatric nephrologists are leaders in treatment of infants, children and adolescents with kidney disease. Pediatric and adolescent patients from South Florida, the Caribbean and Central and South America with complex renal diseases are referred to the pediatric nephrology program at Holtz Children’s Hospital.

The Comprehensive Children’s Kidney Failure Center is located at Holtz Children's Hospital and is part of a statewide renal program operated under contract with the Children’s Medical Services. Uniquely suited for the needs of renal disease patients under 21 years of age, it is one of three centers in Florida and the only Center in South East Florida, designed to treat children with less than 75 percent of renal function.

Medical Conditions Treated

  • Bed wetting  (Enuresis)
  • Chronic renal failure and end stage renal disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • GU anomalies; urinary tract infections; cystic kidneys
  • Hypertension
  • Nephrotic syndrome; proteinuria
  • Renal tubular acidosis; systemic lupus nephritis
  • Vesico ureteral reflux
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Physician Team

  • Gaston E. Zilleruelo, M.D.
  • Carolyn Abitbol, M.D.
  • Jayanthi J. Chandar, M.D.
  • Michael Freundlich, M.D.
  • Wacharee Seeherunvong, M.D.
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Tests, Treatments & Procedures

  • Comprehensive Children’s Kidney Failure Center
  • Pediatric Dialysis Unit
  • Transplantation Services
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