da Vinci® Partial Nephrectomy
In case of a kidney disease or kidney cancer, surgery can be done using open (through one large incision) or using minimally invasive surgery (through a few small incisions) with traditional laparoscopy or da Vinci Surgery.
Depending on the condition and location of the tumor, the entire kidney might not be lost during surgery. This surgical method is called partial nephrectomy or kidney-sparing surgery. The goal is to remove only the diseased part of your kidney and keep the healthy part in place.
Studies show patients who have kidney-sparing surgery are less likely to suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) or need dialysis compared to those who lose their entire kidney.
Risks & Considerations Related to Nephrectomy (kidney removal): poor kidney function often due to limited blood flow, leaking of urine, cut or tear in the spleen, pancreas or liver, bowel injury, trapped air between the chest wall and lung, injury to diaphragm (muscle separating the chest from the abdomen), urinary fistula (abnormal bond of an organ, intestine or vessel to another part of the body), abnormal pooling of urine, limited or cut off blood supply to kidney, abnormal pooling of lymph fluid.