Pediatric Outpatient Dialysis Unit

Pediatric Outpatient Dialysis Unit

Wesley Medical Center provides the only comprehensive evaluation and treatment service for children who have kidney disease, chronic or acute kidney failure, or end stage renal disease. Our services include:

  • Renal biopsies to diagnose kidney disorders.

  • Acute hemodialysis (kidney machines) and peritoneal dialysis for patients with acute kidney failure or poisonings.

  • Chronic hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for children in permanent kidney failure.

Chronic hemodialysis is provided using traditional kidney machines in the Pediatric Outpatient Dialysis Unit. Training for chronic continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis (CCPD) is available to allow the child to be cared for at home.

Medial Director

Michelle Stuart-Hilgenfeld, MD received her medical degree and completed her residency training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. She completed pediatric nephrology fellowship training at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, MO. She is board-certified in general Pediatrics and pediatric nephrology. Dr. Stuart Hilgenfeld's particular areas of expertise are acute and chronic dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies and hypertension.

Our Caregivers

Our team includes:

  • Dedicated dialysis nurses who have special education in caring for children of all ages.

  • A dietician with expertise in nutritional challenges common to children who have kidney disease.

  • A social worker with experience in children's kidney disease and community resources for educational, medical and social needs.

  • Child life specialists dedicated to meeting the needs of pediatric patients provide activities during treatment, coordinate unit events, and assist with other patient and family needs.

  • Fresenius Medical Care, a major provider of kidney dialysis services and renal care products throughout North American, is responsible for patient management at Wesley’s Pediatric Outpatient Dialysis.

Wesley’s Outpatient Dialysis Unit is located on the sixth floor of Wesley Medical Center’s Building 4, in Wichita. Parking is available in the parking garage at Hillside and Murdock Streets. The unit is open Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, please call 316.962.2438.