Dr. Leonardo Canessa, MD

Pediatric NephrologyMaleAge 68

Pediatric Nephrology

Dr. Leonardo Canessa, MD is a Pediatric Nephrology Specialist in Dayton, OH. He is affiliated with medical facilities Dayton Children's Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Leonardo Canessa, MD

Children's Care Group, Inc.

1 Childrens Plz Dayton, OH 45404 ()
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Canessa's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ultrasound, Renal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canessa performs Ultrasound, Renal more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Canessa performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Living Kidney Donor Evaluation

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canessa performs Living Kidney Donor Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Canessa performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Kidney Transplant Evaluation

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canessa performs Kidney Transplant Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Canessa performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Canessa's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Congenital Renal Dysplasia
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Hypertrophy
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Scan
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Ultrasound, Renal

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(937) 641-3304

Dr. Canessa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Dr Canessa was very hard to understand and took offense when I asked him to repeat himself. He questioned the way we raise our daughter for minor things like avoiding potential allergens and made me feel judged as a mother. He did his job in managing my daughter’s renal reflux but his bedside manner is less than desirable.
Mar 28, 2019
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I would never recommend this doctor to anyone. We spent two hours with him and all he didn't was put my daughter down emotionally. My daughter was in tears when we left because he was so mean to her. We were there for a kidney issue and he was taking about everything else that was wrong with her.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 20, 2016
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Dr. Leonardo Canessa, MD is a Pediatric Nephrology Specialist in Dayton, OH. He is affiliated with medical facilities Dayton Children's Hospital and Miami...Read more


  • Pediatric Nephrology


Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital


  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Leonardo Canessa, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Canessa frequently treats Ultrasound, Renal, Living Kidney Donor Evaluation, and Kidney Transplant Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Canessa treats.

Where is Dr. Leonardo Canessa, MD's office located?

Dr. Canessa's office is located at 1 Childrens Plz, Dayton, OH 45404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Leonardo Canessa, MD speak?

Dr. Canessa speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Canessa has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Children's Care Group, Inc.

Children's Nephrology1 Childrens Plz Dayton, OH 45404

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Canessa is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Dayton Children's Hospital

Dayton, OH

Miami Valley Hospital

Dayton, OH

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)