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Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

  • Understanding the Procedure

    Mount Elizabeth, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

    Laparoscopic nephrectomy is a procedure that allows a diseased or cancerous kidney to be removed without having to have open surgery.

    Due to its minimally invasive nature, laparoscopic nephrectomy is becoming a popular treatment for treating conditions like cancer, removing non-functional kidneys and for kidney transplants.

    There are many conditions to consider before having this procedure. They include:

    • age
    • general health condition
    • overall kidney functionality
    • number of tumours
    • your personal preferences

    If you suffer from kidney cancer and the size of your tumour is large (more than 7cm), your best option is to have the whole kidney removed. However, if you have compromised renal function (eg. you have only one kidney), your surgeon might suggest to remove only the affected parts of the kidney.

  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that results in less pain and faster recovery compared to traditional, open surgery. Your doctor may recommend this procedure if you suffer from kidney cancer or need kidney surgery.

  • At Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, we are committed to giving you comprehensive care. Our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, nurses and therapists are here to guide you through the entire treatment and recovery process.

    Patients can benefit from Mount Elizabeth Hospitals' modern equipment and facilities. Minimally invasive techniques reduce trauma and scarring while improving success rates and recovery speed, while computer-aided robotic surgery allows for added precision during surgical procedures.

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