Nephrectomy. Firstly, u need to be tissue typed to see if you are a good match for the recipient, then u must be worked up to ensure that you have 2 healthy kidneys and can afford to lose one. The nephrectomy can be done by laparoscopic assist & removed via a small incision just lerge enough to remove kidney. About 2 days in hospital for pain management, then couple of weeks off.
Removal of kidney. This entails the surgical removal of a kidney, most often laparoscopically these days, to allow placement into another patient. It usually requires 2-3 days in the hospital.