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how long does it take for a latharascopic nephrectomy?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
2-3 hours: In experienced hands.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is nephrectomy a very common procedure?

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Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Nephrectomy: It is done quiet often by urologists. They have many ways of doing it, including robotically, traditionally with an incision and even laprascopically (small incisions using a scope and other tools).
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
The most common disease that requires a nephrectomy is renal cell carcinoma ( cancer of the kidney).
Mar 3, 2012
A 30-year-old member asked:

What can one expect from a laparoscopic nephrectomy?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Small scar: Laparoscopic nephrectomy will result in small scar, minimum pain, early discharge from the hospital, just as safe as open nephrectomy.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What type of surgeon does nephrectomy?

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Urologist: Or some general surgeons out in the countryside.
Vernon, TX
A 45-year-old female asked:

I'm in rn school and having trouble obtaining information about the correct procedure for positioning a patient after a nephrectomy. Please help.?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
It depends: It depends on where the doctor makes the incision and whether he/she is doing surgery lap, robotic or open. Campbell's urology, the definitive textbook on urology in your medical library should be a good reference.
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: nephrectomy?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Removal of kidney: Surgical removal of kidney for any number of causes.

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