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What does kidney donor surgery entail?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Todd Woltman
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