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I'm going to have a kidney removed in 3 weeks. Any ideas on what I should expect?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

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Surgery ; recovery will depend upon reason why kidney removal is necessary, i.
e. Tumor, vs non-function, vs cystic kidney etc. Also depends upon technique, open surgery, vs laparoscopic, hand assisted laparoscopic or robotic/robot assisted. Also wonder why 3 week delay unless not for malignancy. Expect to be sore for a few days. Best to push yourself with mobility ; deep breathing after operation.

In brief: Best 2 ask surgeon

Surgery ; recovery will depend upon reason why kidney removal is necessary, i.
e. Tumor, vs non-function, vs cystic kidney etc. Also depends upon technique, open surgery, vs laparoscopic, hand assisted laparoscopic or robotic/robot assisted. Also wonder why 3 week delay unless not for malignancy. Expect to be sore for a few days. Best to push yourself with mobility ; deep breathing after operation.
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