Kidney Removal Surgery
Nephrectomy is surgical procedure to remove an infected kidney. Nephrectomy can be either Partial Nephrectomy or Complete Nephrectomy
Partial Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal)- In a partial nephrectomy, the surgeon removes diseased tissue from a kidney and leaves healthy tissue in place.
Complete Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal) - During a complete (radical) nephrectomy, the surgeon removes the entire kidney.
Reasons For Nephrectomy
A nephrectomy may be performed to treat kidney cancer or to remove a seriously damaged or diseased kidney. The surgeon may perform a nephrectomy procedure through a single large incision in the abdomen or side (open nephrectomy) or through a series of small incisions in the abdomen (laparoscopic nephrectomy). Often, a surgeon performs nephrectomy to remove a cancerous tumor or abnormal tissue growth in a kidney
Types Of Kidney cancer Treated
The most common kidney cancer in adults, renal cell carcinoma, begins in the cells that line the small tubes within your kidneys. Children are more likely to develop a type of kidney cancer called Wilms' tumor, probably caused by the poor development of kidney cells.
Indications for Nephrectomy
The decision about how much kidney tissue to remove depends on:
Whether a tumor is confined to the kidney.
Whether there is more than one tumor.
How much of the kidney is affected.
Whether the cancer affects nearby tissue.
How well the other kidney functions.
Lapsurge Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery is the department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery at GNH Hospital Gurgaon. Lapsurge Centre at GNH Hospital, Gurgaon is one of the most advanced and best hospitals for laparoscopic and general surgery. The hospital is equipped with modular operation theatres, world class laparoscopes, air conditioned deluxe rooms, LED TV, refrigerators, microwave and tea coffee maker. The team of doctors at the centre has a combined experience of more than 35 years. Surgeons are specialized in performing surgeries from a simple appendix surgery to one of the most complicated pancreatic surgery. GNH is one of the most sought after hospital in Gurgaon, Haryana, India by corporate and international patients. Hospital is located on MG Road near Sector 14, Gurgaon and is easily approachable. Hospital is just 20 minutes drive from International Airport, 10 minutes from Gurgaon Railway Station and Bus Stand.
GNH Hospital Operation Theatre complex is Fully Modular with Hepa Filters Airconditioning which significantly lowers the infection rate specially in surgeries where an implant or mesh is put in the body. Surgeries like Total Knee or Hip Replacement, Cataract Surgery, Orthopaedic Implant Surgery, Hernia Repair should ideally be performed in Modular Operation Theatres where the hygiene level is of the highest standard.
Types Of Kidney Removal Surgery
The nephrectomy procedure varies, depending on how the surgery is performed and how much of the kidney is removed. Variations include:
Open Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal Surgery): In an open nephrectomy, the surgeon makes a cut (incision) along your side or on your abdomen — usually between the lower ribs on the side of the affected kidney. The surgeon may need to remove a lower rib to gain better access to the kidney.
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal Surgery): In this minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon makes a few small incisions in your abdomen to insert wand-like devices equipped with video cameras and small surgical tools. The surgeon makes a somewhat larger opening if your entire kidney needs to be removed.
Radical Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal Surgery): In a radical nephrectomy, the surgeon removes the whole kidney, the fatty tissues surrounding the kidney and a portion of the tube connecting the kidney to the bladder (ureter). The surgeon may remove the adrenal gland that sits atop the kidney if a tumor is close to or involves the adrenal gland.
Partial Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal Surgery):In a partial nephrectomy — also called kidney-sparing surgery — the surgeon removes a cancerous tumor or diseased tissue and leaves in as much healthy kidney tissue as possible.