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Partial Nephrectomy Complications
Kidney surgery : Partial nephrectomy refers to surgical removal of part of the kidney, usually because of a small tumor/abnormal growth of the kidney. A radical nephrectomy (total kidney removal) is done for larger tumors, or if the partial nephrectomy is not technically possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only part removed: A partial nephrectomy is when only part of one kidney is removed. A while ago it was standard to simply remove the entire kidney. Medical knowledge and surgical techniques now allow us to remove only the area of concern. This leaves you with more total kidney tissue and thereby more kidney function (cleaning capability) after the procedure. Good luck. ...Read more
Lap nephrectomy: Contrary to popular belief, laparoscopic organ removal has about the same complication risk as open surgery. Internal bleeding, infection, pneumonia, blood clots and incisional hernias can occur in both surgeries. Most young/healthy patients do well after either surgical approach. ...Read more
Depends : A partial nephrectomy is becoming the new standard of care for tumors that can be manage this way. Patients on the long run do better and minimize their risk of developing kidney disease as they age. Partial nephrectomy is challenging & has the potential for more complications than a nephrectomy. Risks include bleeding, urine leaks, loss of function on that kidney, tumor recurrence to name few. ...Read more
Alot: Minimum $15-20k. Look into a patient assistance fund at your hospital. ...Read more
Cold and surgery: Not a good mix, you should be in your best health to have any kind of surgery. ...Read more
Normal recovery time for partial open nephrectomy? Experiencing bulging and numness. Surgeon was able to save the nerve that is frequently severed.
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