The Edinburg-based clinic will offer specialized care for children suffering with kidney-related issues and high blood pressure

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing health problem worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States alone, approximately 37 million people have the condition. While chronic kidney disease is rare in children, health experts have noticed a rise in pediatric cases over the past 20 years.

The condition, also known as chronic renal disease and chronic kidney failure, decreases overall kidney function and permanently damages the kidneys, according to health experts.

The most common causes of chronic kidney disease in infants and children include birth defects, congenital abnormalities and hereditary diseases, such as polycystic kidney disease. Frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children should be promptly treated and further evaluated, as urinary tract abnormalities may potentially lead to chronic kidney disease.

To help address kidney-related issues and high blood pressure in children, South Texas Health System Clinics is opening STHS Clinics Pediatric Nephrology & Hypertension Clinic in Edinburg. Led by Khurrum Siddique, MD, it’s the first dedicated pediatric nephrology and hypertension clinic in the Rio Grande Valley.

The pediatric clinic will offer comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and management of many disorders affecting the kidneys and urinary tract, including kidney failure, high blood pressure, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, high blood pressure and abnormalities in the urine, such as blood and protein.

With the support of South Texas Health System Children’s, Dr. Siddique will provide dialysis treatments for children locally. STHS Clinics will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to officially mark the opening of the specialized care clinic, which is conveniently located near Dove Avenue E. and N. McColl Road in Edinburg, on Thursday, February 16. In addition to touring the facility, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Siddique, who is a board-certified pediatric physician and specializes in pediatric nephrology and hypertension.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Juan Bourgeat at (956) 662-3716 or [email protected]

Who: South Texas Health System Clinics

What: Pediatric Nephrology & Hypertension Clinic Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

When: Thursday, February 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: South Texas Health System Clinics

Pediatric Nephrology & Hypertension Clinic

800 E. Dove Ave., Suite A, Edinburg, TX 78539

About South Texas Health System Clinics

South Texas Health System Clinics is a multi-specialty branch of South Texas Health System with the mission of providing high-quality healthcare to residents of Rio Grande Valley. Established in 2012 as Valley Care Clinics, the brand has since grown from five clinics to 32. In February 2020, the name was changed to South Texas Health System Clinics to better align with its sister company, South Texas Health System. With locations throughout the Valley and telehealth visit capabilities, South Texas Health System Clinics provides patients with a wide variety of options for quality, compassionate care across several specialties, ranging from family medicine and outpatient rehabilitation to gastroenterology, gynecology and cardiology. For more information about South Texas Health System Clinics and its comprehensive services, please visit