Special Clinical Focus

  • Gastroenterology in children
  • Neonatal/pediatric intensive care medicine
  • Treatment metabolic diseases
  • Plasmapheresis in neurological diseases
  • Liver transplantation - pre- and follow-up treatment
  • Kidney transplantation - pre- and follow-up treatment

About us

In the Pediatric Clinic II of the Center for Child and Adolescent Medicine, we primarily treat diseases of the kidneys and the urinary tract, the liver and the intestinal tract, as well as hormonal imbalances in children and adolescents both on an outpatient and inpatient basis.

Our facility for pediatric nephrology is one of the largest pediatric nephrology centers in Germany and cares for patients with all congenital, geneticallyrelated as well as acquired diseases of the kidneys and the lower urinary tract including the bladder.

The spectrum in particular includes malformations, inflammatory renal diseases, glomerulopathy andnephrosis extending to the treatment of chronic renal insufficiency and arterial hypertension. Renal replacement therapy includes all dialysis procedures (peritoneal and hemodialysis, plasma separation) for children and adolescents of all ages.

An area of special expertise is kidney transplantation. Pediatric kidney transplantation living and deceased kidney donation, preemptive transplantation. Pediatric gastroenterology cares for patients with all congenital or acquired diseases of the liver and the digestive tract. The spectrum ranges from nutritional disorders to acute and chronic bowel diseases and includesmetabolic diseases and inflammation of the liver (hepatitis).

For children in acute and chronic hepatic failure, all detoxification procedures (plasmapheresis, MARS [liver dialysis]) including liver transplantation are always available (living liver donation, deceased liver donation, partial liver transplantation).

Child and adolescent endocrinology and diabetology diagnoses and treats all congenital and acquired disorders of hormonal metabolism (e.g. thyroid diseases, growth disorders, sexual hormone disorders, diseases of the adrenal glands including the adrenogenital syndrome, diabetes mellitus, and Prader-Willi syndrome) in our supraregional outpatient clinic for pediatric hormonal disorders.

Diagnostic Services

  • Laboratory tests
  • All functional tests of the kidneys, liver and the endocrine glands
  • Ultrasound, Doppler ultrasound
  • Interventional ultrasound
  • Imaging procedures (x-ray, CT, MRI and angiography)
  • Scintigraphic procedures
  • All interventional endoscopic procedures for all age groups
  • Bladder function tests
  • Hepatic and renal biopsies

Therapeutic Services

  • Treatment of all diseases of the kidneys and the urinary tract
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Treatment of arterial hypertension
  • Preoperative preparation and postoperative therapy in surgery of the urinary tract, liver transplantation, kidney transplantation and combined liver and kidney
  • transplantations (in cooperation with the Clinic of Transplantation Surgery)
  • Neonatal/Pediatric intensive care medicine
  • Neonatal screening (hypothyroidism, adrenogenital syndrome)
  • Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, the liver, the gallbladder and the pancreas, the endocrine glands, metabolic diseases and acute hepatic failure Plasmapheresis in neurological diseases
  • Pediatric psychology

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Waiting rooms – play area in the winter garden
  • Mother/child rooms
  • Separate nursing and diaper changing areas, baby bath
  • Library in the play area
  • Child-appropriate meals
  • Teaching services – school
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of selected experts in the specialist field Pediatric Nephrology

Other services

  • Renal diseases
  • Diseases and deformities of the urinary tract
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Treatment of arterial hypertension
  • Diabetes in children
  • Adrenogenital syndrome


Airports near

  • Düsseldorf Airport27 km - approximately 25 minutes
  • Airport Essen Mühlheim7 km - approximately 15 minutes

Additional staff

PD Dr. med.
Udo Vester

Senior Consultant in Charge of Nephrology

PD Dr. med.
Rainer Büscher

Senior Consultant, Head of Pediatric Dialysis

Georg Stingl

Head of Department

Prof. Dr. med.
Patrick Gerner

Senior Consultant in Charge of Gastroenterology

Prof. Dr. med.
Berthold P. Hauffa

Senior Consultant in Charge of Endocrinology/Diabetology