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How long is a live kidney donation surgery for the donor?
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Dr. Alpesh Jethva
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 2.5 to 4 hours
There is some variability, but the surgery can last from 2.
5 to 4 hours. The procedure can be done laparoscopically or via a larger incision (open donor nephrectomy). The recovery time for a laparoscopic donation is usually shorter than the open donor nephrectomy.

In brief: 2.5 to 4 hours
There is some variability, but the surgery can last from 2.
5 to 4 hours. The procedure can be done laparoscopically or via a larger incision (open donor nephrectomy). The recovery time for a laparoscopic donation is usually shorter than the open donor nephrectomy.
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