A patient’s kidney may need to be removed due to cancer or other factors such as:
- Chronic infection
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Kidney stones
How is Laparoscopic Nephrectomy Performed?
When a disease requires the removal of a patient’s kidney, our specially-trained urologists perform a laparoscopic nephrectomy under general anesthesia, using three to four tiny incisions for the instruments and a three to five-inch incision to remove the kidney. This replaces open or traditional surgery where the incision is typically 10 inches long and often goes through the muscle of the abdominal and/or chest wall.
Benefits of Laparoscopic Nephrectomy